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Vol. 86, No. 1,8 pages 

^Ifie Current $&uct 

The student newspaper of Northwestern State Unwersity 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday June 10, 1997 

Freshman Connection begins; reaches more students, proves beneficial to all 

Amy E. Lambre 
Contributing writer 

Freshman Connection is now 
being offered for both incoming 
freshman and non-traditional stu- 
dents alike. 

Made up of two distinct summer 
orientation programs, it will now 
reach more students than in any pre- 
vious year. 

The original program, designed 
specifically for incoming freshmen, 
consists of four sessions and has 
already begun. It will also run on 
June 19 and 20, June 26 and 27, and 
July 17 and 18. 

During the first session, 
Freshman Connectors greeted 284 
new faces. "This particular group has 
really strong ACT scores, which is a 
good indication of the quality of stu- 
dents NSU is attracting," Director of 
New Student Programs Gail Jones 

To attend the program, students 
must pay a $75 fee which covers the 
cost of lodging, lunch and dinner on 
the first day, and breakfast and lunch 
on the second day. 

The advantages of attending 
Freshman Connection include the 
opportunity to pre-register for classes 

and meet other stu- 

"The most 
important reason to 
attend Freshman 
Connection is to 
learn about your 
surroundings and 
the terminology that 
comes with college 
life," Jones said. 

Connection is 
designed to make 
the transition to col- 
lege life much easi- 
er. Upon return, all 
the student will 
have left to do is 
pay fees, purchase 
textbooks and take 
an ID picture. 

The other pro- 
gram, Freshman 

Coanostion — Hr 

reaches out to the non-traditional stu- 
dents on campus. It will be held on 
July 1, and applications must be 
turned in at least two weeks prior. 

Freshman Connection II is a new 
program which allows students 25 or 

see Freshman, page 3 

Incoming Freshmen enjoy skit performed by Freshman Connectors last Thursday 

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Student ID cards soon to be improved 

Andrew Kolb 
Contributing writer 

Students will be getting a new ID 
card system, possibly as soon as the 
fall, accord- 
ing to 

new ID card 
will be an 
from the 
current sys- 
tem. At first, 

it will still serve as the students' ID, 
meal card and access card. It will, 
however, be capable of being upgrad- 
ed to be used as a calling card, book 
voucher and as a debt card in vending 

"We're trying to move to the 
next level of technology, and this sys- 
tem will take Northwestern to that 
level," Boutte said. 

The first step in this new pro- 

Our mam objective is to get it 

here and work out the kinks, ail 


without taxing the student... 

Harold Boutte 

gram will be to change the current ID 
to the new, digital card with a digital 
picture. It will have necessary infor- 
mation, such as the students' social 
security numbers, encoded on the 

Once the 
first step 
has been 
ed, the 
such as 
the call- 
ing card 
and debit 

options, will come as the University 
gets the money. 

"Every upgrade has a dollar sign," 
Boutte continued. "We don't want to 
tax the student. Our main objective is 
to get it here and work out the kinks, 
all without taxing the student." 

While every student will be 
required to purchase one of the new 

see ID cards, page 2 

Open Door Policy effective in problem solving 

David Deggs 
Contributing writer 

President Randall J. Webb's 
effort to be accessible to the student 
body has been an effective approach 
to solving problems. 

"Some students have concerns 
about matters of general interest to 
students, while others see me about 
matters specific to their individual 
situations," Webb said. "In each 
instance, 1 refer the student's con- 
cern to tie administrator responsible 
for the area to which it applies, or 
ask a member of my staff 
to investigate the situa- 
tion. The goal is to gather 
as much information as 
possible so as to deter- 
mine whether the problem 
may be solved." 

Students have noticed 
the concern of the admin- 
istration. "President Webb 
really expressed an inter- 
est in me as a student 
when I visited with him," 
said Lisa Horst. a junior 
elementary education 
major from New Orleans. 
"It was not hard to sched- 
ule an appointment, and he seemed 
eager to help." 

Areas of the campus that have 
seen improvement because of 
Webb's accessibility include the 
bicycle racks, a handicap ramp in 

front of the intramural building and 
bicycle racks in front of the Creative 
and Performing Arts building. The 
addition of Chic-Fil-A in the 
Student Union also came from stu- 
dents' suggestions to Webb. 

Other things currently being 
reviewed on campus are the roof in 
Iberville Dining Hall, the parking 
situation, renovation of the dorms 
and the refurbishing of the columns. 
All of these situations were brought 
to Webb's attention through stu- 
dents' comments. 

"If a student, faculty or a staff 
member approaches 
me with a feasible 
and reasonable con- 
cern, we will try to 
solve it, " Webb said. 
"The important thing 
is to solve the prob- 

"Frequently, stu- 
dents simply contact 
me by e-mail with 
their problems," 
Webb said. "I have 
also found that, 
because of students' 
schedules as well as 
my own, it is best 
simply to have my secretary set up 
appointments with students whenev- 
er it is mutually convenient. This 
frees up more time each week I can 
be available to meet with other stu- 


page 2 ( __ 

Northwestern s three columns to get much 
needed renovation prior to fall semester 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday June 10, 1997 

Tatum Lyles 
Editor in Chief 

the main 
will soon 

The three columns, 
symbol of the University, 
be repaired and painted. 

According to 
John Winston, vice 
president of 
University Affairs, it 
has been several 
years since the 
columns have been 

"It was brought 
to our attention 
through the Current 
Sauce itself, and we 
went out and 
inspected them...,' 
Winston said. 

A work order 
has been issued but 
the project has been 
put on hold. 
Ar.cardjpo tp_J^nr_an 
plant director, the 
University is waiting 
for the completion of 
the renovation of Russell Hall. Those 
people who will fix the columns are 
also busy renovating of the Family 
and Consumer Science building. 

a ta\~ fun. 

More is needed than paint. The 
plaster, itself, must also be repaired 
due to deterioration. "We are going 
to make the repairs to the plaster.... 
and then paint them," Lindsey said. 
"The columns are a very impor- 
tant part of 
Northwestern his- 
tory and we want 
to help keep them 
in the best possi- 
ble shape," 
Winston said. 

"You may 
already be aware 
that the Bullard 
Mansion original- 
ly had four 
columns that 
came to symbol- 
ize Northwestern 
(or Normal). One 
fell into disrepair 
and crumbled; 
thus, it was 
removed_ in 

Randall ~ Webb 
said. "This is all 
the more reason 
that we are careful to preserve the 
remaining three columns in as fine a 
condition as possible. 

One of Northwestem's three 
columns sits waiting to receive 

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The Current Sauce 

Page 3 

Students rejected for financial aid 

Tatum Lyles 
Editor and Chief 

Approximately 2,300 students 
did not qualify for financial aid due 
to the problems relating to their not 
making satisfactory academic 

According to Director of 
Financial Aid Gil Gilson, "A lot of 
students did not make academic 
progress." Every year, there are 
approximately 1,500 students who do 
not qualify. This time, there was an 

In order to make satisfactory 
academic progress, the student must 
maintain a certain grade point aver- 
age and keep the required number of 
hours. "... freshmen and sophomores 
who are full-time have to earn at least 
1 8 hours for the year, and juniors and 
seniors have to earn 24 hours for the 
year," Ken Posey, a financial aid 
counselor, said. 

Although students can appeal the 
cut, the appeals committee will not 
meet until the fall semester. 

problem with that occurs when stu- 
dents are enrolled in summer classes. 
Those students were just recently 
informed of the problem and will 
have to either pay for the classes 
themselves, or resign from their 
selected courses. 

"The government wants to see 
students making progress towards a 
degree," Gilson said. Even though 
the number seems large, approxi- 
mately 500 students did not come 
back for the spring semester. 

According to Gilson, the Office 
of Financial Aid is not asking the stu- 
dents to resign, but instead trying to 
help them figure out options as to 
where the money can come from. 

When students received their 
financial aid information and signed 
for it, they received a data form. 
These students were given the infor- 
mation with the financial aid policies 
and regulations. 

"We've made arrangements with 
the registrar that the fees can be 
backed out," Gilson said. 

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campus, meet administrators, faculty, 
staff and other students. The cost to 
attend the one-day session is $25 and 
includes lunch. 

Students who don't attend 
Freshman Connection must register 
during the regular fall registration 
and attend an orientation meeting 
Aug. 25 and 26. This includes any 
student with less than 30 hours and 

transfer students. 

Freshman Connection has been a 
great success and many previous stu- 
dents have benefited from the oppor- 
tunities that it had to offer. Now, 
thanks to both programs, Freshman 
Connection and Freshman 
Connection II, even more students 
will have the opportunity to experi- 
ence these benefits for themselves. 

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news briefs 

Delta Sigma Theta and Omega Psi Phi to hold reunion 

The Iota Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the Theta Delta chapter 
of Omega Psi Phi at NSU will hold a 25th anniversary reunion July 11- 
13. These chapters were formed in 1972 at Northwestern. Members of 
both organizations should have been contacted with information on the 
reunion. If you have not been contacted or know a member of the orga- 
nization who should receive information, contact Brenda Fowler at 352- 
2970 or Lillian Priest at 631-7300. 

Department of Journalism to hold student press law workshop 
The Department of Journalism will sponsor a graduate workshop on The 
First Amendment and student press law for high school journalism 
teachers and publications advisors June 23-27. The objective of the 
workshop is to remind the teachers and advisers of the important values 
embodied in the First Amendment and to give them new insight on how 
to teach those values to their students. The course will also give teachers 
a solid grasp of the basics of press law with examples that focus on the 
specific problems that student journalists confront. The course, 
Journalism 4520, offers three hours of graduate credit and will end after 
lunch on Friday, June 27. Housing will be provided in a graduate dormi- 
tory with private rooms and three meals a day in the campus dining 
facility, catered by ARAMARK. All sessions will be conducted in the 
journalism department. Inclusive cost for each participant is $500 which 
includes tuition, meals and supplies. The instructor of the class will be 
Mark Goodman, executive director of the Student Press Law Center in 
Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Tommy Whitehead at 
357-5213 or Steve Horton at 357-5339. 

Recreation Complex pool open for swimming and lessons 
The swimming pool at the Robert W. Wilson Recreation Complex has 
opened for the summer. The pool is open for recreational swimming 
Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Saturday from 10 
a.m. until 6 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Lap swimming 
times are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 1 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 
p.m. until 6 p.m. The first session of swim lessons will be held June 16 
through July 3 with two other sessions planned for July 7 through July 
25 and July 28 through Aug. 8. Lessons will be offered on Monday 
through Friday mornings at 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1 1 a.m. 
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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday June 10, 1997 

Fort Polk student sent to Bosnia; remembers experiences 

Angela F. Young 
Contributing writer 

Sgt. 1st Class Vicki Cozy, who 
is preparing for her future through 
the industrial technology program at 
the Fort Polk campus, has recently 
returned from serving a mission in 

Cozy, a platoon sergeant in the 
Army for the 258th Military Police 
Company, is now stationed at Fort 
Polk and is responsible for the wel- 
fare of 32 soldiers. 

In July 1996, she went to Bosnia- 
Herzegovina for a peacekeeping mis- 
sion known as Operation Joint 
Endeavor. She mentioned that over 
20,000 American soldiers have sup- 
ported the operation since 1995. 

Before leaving, Cozy was pursu- 
ing a degree in industrial technology 
at Fort Polk. Her studies were tem- 
porarily interrupted, but her main 
goal was still to receive a diploma. 

She has participated in several 
deployments, but she says, "Bosnia 
seems the coldest and dangerous." 

Bosnian towns are bullet-rid- 
dled, bombed and scarred by years 
of war. "I still have a guardian 
angel," Cozy said. "I almost stepped 
on an unexploded mortar.... I was 
walking around a vehicle, and some- 
thing told me to look down and there 
it was. I froze and even held my 
breath. I was 1/4 of an inch from 
stepping on it." 

Cozy noticed several differences 
between Bosnia and the United 
States. "I can't wait to be able to pour 
a glass of milk from a gallon contain- 
er, take a shower without the compa- 

ny of 10 other female soldiers, and 
use toilet paper from a regular roll," 
she wrote to friends. 

Milk shipped to 
Bosnia comes in cardboard 
pint-size containers, show- 
ers are 1 nozzles lined up 
in a row surrounded by a 
make-shift wooden build- 
ing and toilet paper comes 
in four-sheet packages. 

"The small conve- 
niences are what make life 
so sweet," Cozy said, 
"...the United States offers 
many... that are not always 
available in other coun- 
tries....! realized how 
thankful I should be for 
living in the United 

One of the most mem- 
orable things in Bosnia 
happened a month before 
Cozy returned to the 
United States. 

"After preparing our equipment 
tor re-deployment, we were sent on a 
mission to the Russian sector...," 
Cozy said. "After my 15 years of 
learning Russian doctrine in order to 
destroy them, my platoon was under 
their command.' 

For Russian soldiers, a female in 
the ranks is rare, and one with author- 
ity is even more rare. There, women 
can serve only in the medical field. 

"I put them in cardiac arrest 
when I hit the ground and barked a 
few orders...," Cozy said. "They just 
looked at me in awe." 

During the mission, Cozy and 
her radio operator were working with 

the Russian soldiers when a Russian 
general walked into the tent. 

"The general was quite surprised 

Cozy and two others wait at a check point during the first 
ever national elections in Bosnia. Above: SPC Gaidse, 
Mario (Russian Interpreter), and SFC Vicki Cozy. 

when my soldier and 
attention as he walked 

I snapped to 
in," she said. 

"His escorts were all nodding 
approval..." Later she was told by a 
Russian interpreter that the Russian 
soldiers were worried 
about the Americans' 
reaction to the general. 

"He said that we 
impressed them all with 
our display of respect," 
Cozy said. 

After 10 months in 
Bosnia, Cozy returned 
to Fort Polk, and school 
was welcome. "It is the 
one thing I know I can 
fall back on," she said. 

Not every soldier 
receives commendation 
for the little things that 
complete a mission. 
Cozy said someone 
asked her if she thought 
she did not get enough 
recognition for her 
work. She replied, 
"When I look in my soldiers' eyes, 
that is all 1 need." 

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New Orleans based Rhudabega as original as Crescent City they call home 

lesa thompson 

Arts & Entertainment Editor 

Rhudabega are a New Orleans 
based drum and bass duo that give it 
all they got to the point that you 
won't even miss the guitar. 

My introduction to Rhudabega 
took me by surprise. I hadn't even 
heard of them until they opened for 
radio favs "K's Choice," otherwise 
known as the "Not an Addict" band. 
Unfortunately, after the Rhudabega 
experience, there wasn't much K 
could do to impress me. Shortly after 
the second song, I found myself on 
the cement outside wishing that 
Rhudabega would go back on. 

As far as Rhudabega 's music is 
concerned, the only word that comes 
to mind is "original," and even that 
doesn't seem to do them proper jus- 
tice. Let me put it this way, if you 
could put Sinead O'Connor on speed 
and funk her up a bit, that experience 
might give you an idea of what 
Rhudabega sound like, and that's just 
the vocals. 

Rhudabega are artists in the 
truest sense of the word. When they 
aren't making music, they're making 
three-dimensional artwork and sculp- 
tures that move. I felt immediately at 
ease when I entered their home/stu- 
dio in New Orleans, and I actually 
came away feeling inspired by some- 
thing that my meeting with 
Rhudabega had stirred from deep 
within me. Extremely rare are these 
two gems, not only as artists, but as 

Bassist/vocalist Molly and 
drummer Tyler recently gave me the 
inside scoop on Rhudabega from top 
to bottom. So grab a steamy cup of 
java and kick back with us, if you 

How come there are just the two of 

Molly: We were looking for another 
member and it just didn't happen. We 
ended up getting gigs as a two piece 
band, and we didn't want to not do 
the shows just because we didn't 
have a guitar player, or a banjo 
player or whatever the third mem- 
ber was going to be. 

So, how do you get such a full 
sound from just two instruments? 

Tyler: It just developed after start- 
ing to do it. The response was pret- 
ty good, and people thought it was a 
great idea, but we knew we had to 
kind of get it together a little more 
as far as filling up the sound. So 
Molly just [started] experimenting 
with her bass and playing different 

Molly: I use a couple of effects ped- 
als with my bass, but it's just a fuzz 
pedal and an octave pedal, that's it. 
I sort of changed the way I play the 
bass. I'll use a thumb pick so I can 
play with my fingers, but I can also 
strum it and play chords like a gui- 
tar, so that's how you get that really 
full sound. 

I don't even know how to 
describe Rhudabega's music, it's 
so original and diverse. 

Tyler: That's what most people say. 
The bass can sound so huge com- 
pared to a guitar, really. I just say, 
'Come see the show.' Basically, it's 
a lot of volume and a lot of noise, 
and that's what builds it up. 

How does being in front of a 
crowd affect you, knowing that 
you're singing personal lyrics and 
exposing your soul to the world? 

Molly: The first time I ever played 
with Rhudabega and was playing a 

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bunch of songs that I had written and 
was singing them out, it really hit me. 
I was sort of mumbling the words 
because I didn't want anybody to 


know what 1 was saying. My lyrics 
are pretty personal a lot of the time. 
There's a couple of songs, definitely, 
that are pretty intense. After doing it 
for so long, you just get used to it. 

Do you think people really get what 
you're trying to say? 

Tyler: Whatever [anyone wants] to 
interpret the songs as themselves, if it 
does something for them, then that's 
great. It serves the purpose. 

Molly: Everything I do is open for 
interpretation. If somebody feels 
great about one song because they 
think it's one thing, ya know, why tell 
'em the truth? 

What do you think about when you 
go hear other people play? 

Tyler: There's a lot of great stuff. If 
it's got that energy in it, and it's hard 
to say what it is, but when you see it, 

you know it. It could almost be any 
style. I don't think there's any bad 
style, there's just bad players, people 
[who] don't really have a true soul to 
what they're 
doing, or it's 
not believ- 

But some of 
it's just so 
great because 
you know the 
musicians are 
playing their 
hearts out. I 
think there's 
just an energy, 
or heart thing, 
when people 
are playing, 
that kind of 
makes that 
music happen. 
I don't know 
how to say it 
is or it isn't, 
but I get this 
feeling when I 

I just start to 
get this big 
smile on my 
face — the 
smile factor. 

I know I defi- 
nitely got hit 
with some- 
thing the 
night you 
guys played. 
vocals are 


affecting. Talk to me, gal. 

Molly: I think Tyler pointed it out to 
me a while back, that a lot of people 
will write songs in the range of their 
vocals. I don't even know what my 
range is. I don't know what notes I'm 
playing; I don't know what key any- 
thing I'm playing is in. I'll just write 
songs on the bass and it'll sound a 
certain way. If it's out of my range, I 
gotta make up for it. 

I learned to sing kinda the hard 
way just because I was writing out of 
my range. I'm like, 'I'm not gonna 
not sing this because it's out of my 
range. I'm gonna make up for it 
somehow.' I come up with a lot of 
harmonies, and it just makes it more 
interesting for me. I just do what I do, 
and I try to get more personality 
across. I'm using my voice as an 
instrument to get across the mood of 
the song more than anything, but peo- 
ple seem to like it. 

Arts & 'Entertainment 

Page 6 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday June 10, 1997 

lesa thompson 

Arts & Entertainment Editor 

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"Music, The Language of New 
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Some of the artists featured on 
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that — there's just too much great 
music to appreciate on "My Kantele" 

to let that happen. 

Amorphis is one of the few 
bands that can combine a wide vari- 
ety of sounds without eventually 
coming across 
like there's just 
too much going 
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Rather, every- 
thing on "My 
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Guest Columnist 
Casey Shannon 

Natchitoches summers can 
do many things to an impres- 
sionable youth. I'm sure 
you've either felt the sting of 
the supposed season in hell, or 
at least know a "survivor" who 
mentions his experience with 
the same fear and respect as a 
recovering alcoholic speaking 
of invisible demons. This is 
my first summer here, and I've 
been told that I'll 
be everything 
from chronically 
lonely to "bro- 
ken" by this 
semi-urban quag- 
mire. Forgive me 
if I do not hop on 
the lagwagon. 

Summer brings real world 
responsibility. The not-so-bot- 
tomless pockets require 
employment to keep up with 
the dizzying Natchitoches 
night li fe. The once thr ivin; 
campus can seem lifeless. 

the issue. Original intentions 
of questioning government 
control and censorship have 
been manipulated until they are 
now mentioned in the same 
breath as our parking prob- 
lems. The human essence 
doesn't have to bounce 
between complaints to be ful- 

This is a four-year oppor- 
tunity to make one's wildest 
dreams come true. There's no 
"man" on campus. Sure, there 
will be inconveniences, but 
those will be around forever- 
big brother or not. Think about 
the possibilities-most master- 

"...Utah Phillips is not a poet, 
but a folksinger/storyteller and 
cosmic hobo extraordinaire..." 


Our View 

how and why did it become hip 
to blame all of one's woes on a 
calm environment? 

Let's face it, most of us see 
college as a four-year sabbati- 
cal from the big bad world. We 
have no war to fight as our pre- 
decessors did, so we wage our 
own against a fictional 
machine. Big brother paranoia 
has become the fad. From 
Rage Against The Machine's 
Zach de la Rocha's abrasive 
lyrics to past columns from this 
news source, Generation X has 
quickly evolved into genera- 
tion "damn the man." The first 
of these would be valid, if not 
noble, but the latter has warped 

pieces take shape in less time 
than it takes most of us to grad- 
uate. You'll never again have 
the opportunity or time that 
you have now. If you doubt 
-mc; -drop- out ^mrrgo to ' worK' 
for a year. I dare you to find a 
job where 12 hours is consid- 
ered full time. 

While pondering this col- 
umn, I labored over the com- 
mon factor. Everyone is 
caught up in this anarchist phi- 
losophy for different reasons. 
From those who seek meaning 
in their lives to those who did- 
n't get enough attention as a 
child, each has his own ratio- 
nale. For a long time I couldn't 
put my finger on the impetus. 
Who or what has the power to 
manipulate public opinion? I 
stumbled across my answer in 
"The Bum On The Rod" by 
Utah Phillips which states: 

"The bum on the rod is hunted 
down as an enemy of 
mankind/The other is driven 
around to his club and is feted; 
wined and dined/ And they who 
curse the bum on the rod has 
the essence of all that is 
bad/Will greet the other with a 
winning smile, and extend to 
the hand so glad/The bum on 
the rod is a social flea who gets 
an occasional bite/The bum on 
the plush is a social leach blood 
sucking' day and night/The 
bum on the rod has a load so 
light, his weight we scarcely 
feel/But it takes the labor of 
dozens of folks to make the 
other a meal/As long 
as we sanction the bum 
on the plush the other 
will always be 
there/But rid ourselves 
of the bum on the 
plush and the other 
will disappear/So 
make an intelligent 
organized kick, get rid of the 
wasted crush/Don't worry 
about the bum on the rod, get 
rid of the bum on the plush.' 

Upon reading this, one 
Trunks - or socialism and either 

reads further or views it as pro- 
paganda and is offended. 

Utah Phillips is not a poet, 
but a folk singer/storyteller and 
cosmic hobo extrodanaire. 
Upon hearing this story, I real- 
ized what the common factor 
is~attitude. The 
couplet at the end is a repeated 
theme in modern fiction. 
Morgan Freeman says it in 
"Shawshank Redemption" 
with "You get busy living, or 
you get busy dying." That is 
the crossroad faced by us all. 
You can either run around 
"damning" an imaginary 
"man," or create your personal 

The time has finally come for 
the first edition of the 86th volume 
of The Current Sauce. 

We, the editorial staff, would 
like to welcome you all back and let 
you know what changes you will see 
in the paper in the coming year. 

With the exception of two stu- 
dents, the editor in chief and the 
managing editor, the editing staff is 
completely new This provides a 
wonderful opportunity for change. 

We have new ideas and a great 
staff to carry them out. 

We will begin with the issue of 

more news cover- 
age. Various stu- 
dents have com- 
plained that the 
Sauce does not 
cover enough of the University's 
events. We plan to change that. 

Second is the features page. The 
features page this year will cover 
many of the organizations on cam- 
pus. We hope to provide the students 
with more information about the 
activities they can take part in. We 
also will let you know how to get 
involved, how it can benefit you and 
what it will cost. 

Next there is the arts and enter- 
tainment page. This page has not, in 
tire past,, had its own editor, but this 
year it docs, lesa thompson, who has 

done the writing for the A&E page 
for over two years, will now take 
over as the page's editor. You will 
see more music reviews, coverage of 
local bands, movie reviews, book 
reviews, interviews with nationally 
and internationally known musi- 
cians, and anything else we can 
come up with. 

The sports page has been good, 
and we hope it will only get better. 
Demon athletes are among the best 
in the nation and it is our commit- 
ment to them to be just as good. We 
will make our best effort to give 
every sport it's due. Please feel free 
to give us your comments. 

The opinions page, famous for 
its pessimism, will be both pes- 
simistic and optimistic. After all, 

there are several good things about 
this University. We want your opin- 
ions, and we will be better about 
checking our e-mail, so you can send 
them to us that way! Or, you can 
drop suggestions anonymously in 
the folder located on the bulletin 
board outside of the Sauce office, 
Rm. 225 Kyser Hall. 

This is your paper, and we want 
to make sure that we know how to 
use it to best serve you, the reader. 
So don't be afraid to let us know. We 
need to know what you want before 
we can give it to you, and once we 
find out, we intend to do just that. 

We are more than willing to do 
everything it takes to meet your 

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Tuesday June 10, 1997 

Joe Delaney to be named to College Football Hall of Fame 

Don Harper 
Sports Editor 

Northwestern's Joe Delaney will 
be inducted into the College Football 
Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana 
on Saturday Aug. 16. 

Delaney rushed for 3,047 career 
yards as a Demon and was named a 
two-time All-American in 1979 and 
1980. The marks in the record books 
left by Delaney include an NCAA 
Division 1-AA mark of 299 yards, 4- 
touchdown single game performance 
against Nicholls State as a sopho- 
more in 1978. 

Delaney's school single season 
rushing record 1,110 yards in only 10 
games stood until 1995 and remains 
second. His career rushing record 
has only been beaten once in 1987 
and now ranks second by only 10 

Delaney's records are not limited 
to football. He was an All-American 
sprinter as a member of the NCAA 
Division I championship winning 

4x100 meter relay team in 1981. He 
still holds the school 200 meter dash 
record clocking it at a blazing 20.46 

Delaney was drafted in the sec- 
ond round of the 1981 NFL draft by 
the Kansas City Chiefs. He won the 
"Rookie of the Year" award in the 
AFC that year rushing for 1,121 

"All you had to do was give him 
a crack and it was a touchdown," 
Brett Knect said. Knect, the Demon 
fullback for Delaney's first three 
years recalls Delaney as a man 
deserving of his talents. "Joe defi- 
nitely had all of the skills and tools 
and was definitely deserving," Knect 

Delaney drowned in 1983 while 
trying to save three boys, of which 
only one survived. He was awarded 
the Presidential Citizens Medal by 
President Ronald Reagan for his gal- 
lant effort. 

Delaney's Northwestern number, 
44, was retired at halftime of his final 

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Football Hall of Fame on August 16. 

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ARA recommended as food sendee 

Don Harper 

Sports editor 

The committee that 
met two weeks ago recom- 
mended to the Board of 
Trustees that the food ser- 
vice contract for the next 
five years be awarded to 

The six member com- 
mittee was made up of 
Vice President and 
Controller of Business 
Affairs Carl Jones, Vice 
President of Student 
Affairs Fred Fulton, 
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Affairs Purchasing 
Director Peepv Orwdf" 
Director of Enrollment 
Services Chris Maggio, 
Director of Auxiliary 
Services Harold Boutte and 
an invitation to the SGA 
that went unfilled. 

ARAMARK was cho- 
sen because "they were 
most responsive to the 
request for proposals," 
Fulton said. 

ARAMARK, who has 
been with the University 
for the past 10 years, has 
received a contract that 
promises five years with 
five one-year options. 

ARAMARK's propos- 
al includes $500,000 in 
improvements to be made 
over a two year period. 

The improvements will 
require some major con- 
struction to the dining 
areas. Chuck Weaver, the 
ARAMARK manager, says 
these changes will occur 
while most students are on 

New tables and chairs 
will be placed in the dining 
areas over the Christmas 
break. They will also be 
updated with booths 
around the perimeters and 
an increased seating 

Maison's Cafe' 

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cold beverage menu will 
include iced coffees and 
fresh squeezed juices. 
Whole beans and blended 
coffee will be for resale in 
one pound packages and 
gift sets. Maison's Cafe 
will be built in the student 

Whataburger, which 
may even serve breakfast 
during the summer, will 
replace Grille Works. 

Iberville will receive 
new carpet and changes in 
the service line and bever- 
age areas. The salad bar 
will include a breakfast 
grill. And a bakery island 
and a frozen treat island 
will be added to Vic's. 

The Recreation Complex is now open for swimming. Cleaning the pool are Jill Whitehead, 
Brooke Smith, Blaine Murphy, Larry Jambon, Brooke Powell, Karen Perkins, Jeff Howell, Ben 
Beebe, Jon Howell and Rob Candiloro. 

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Local folk festival to emphasize Spanish culture 

Kris Collinsworth 
Staff writer 

"Spanish Heritage" will be the main focus 
of the 1997 Natchitoches Folk Festival. 

According to 
Shelia Richmond, 
acting director of 
the festival, Spain 
held Louisiana in 
its possession from 
1762 - 1803. In 
that time it had sta- 
bilized Louisiana's 
economy, started a system of municipal gov- 
ernment and shaped the agriculture and the 
cattle industry. "Spain occupied Louisiana for 
nearly 40 years," Richmond added. "With all 

of the contributions to Louisiana culture, we 
should look more closely at them." 

The Folk Festival will bring many 
exhibits of Spanish origin. Alton Shaw from 
Mission Dolores established in St. Augustine, 

TX, will bring an 
architect scale 
model of the pro- 
posed develop- 
ment of the mis- 
sion. The staff of 
Ft. St. Jean 
Baptiste will 
demonstrate a liv- 
ing history of daily life at the fort in the 1700s. 
The Cammie G. Henry Research Center will 

4< WitJi all of the contributions to Louisiana 
culture, we should look more closely at 

Shelia Richmond 

see Festival, page 2 

New bill sent for signing by governor, may affect Louisiana scholarship money 

House Bill 2154 by 
Representative Charles McDonald, a 
democrat of Bastrop, has just been 
passed by the Legislature and sent to 
the Governor for signature. 

Governor foster is expected to 
sign Representative McDonald's bill 
into law, which will result in a major 
overhaul of the state's scholarship 
programs. Two existing scholarship 
programs, the Tuition Assistance 
Plan, also called the Taylor Plan, 
which started in 1989 and the Honors 
Scholarship, which has been awarded 

to the top five percent of high school 
graduates since 1992, will be com- 
pletely revamped beginning in 1998. 
Students who previously qualified 
for one of these programs will con- 
tinue to receive their annual awards 
as long as they qualify under the 
existing rules. 

Representative McDonald's bill 
will create the Tuition Opportunity 
Program for Students, or TOPS, 
which is a comprehensive program of 
state scholarships, most of which 
won't be implemented until the 

school year beginning in the fall of 
1998. When signed by the governor, 
the bill will create three individual 
but related award programs; the 
Opportunity Award which goes to 
average students completing a col- 
lege prep course, the Performance 
Award which is earned by students 
who meet more demanding academic 
standards and graduate in the top five 
percent of their high school's gradu- 
ating class, and the new Honors 
Award which is presented to out- 
standing students meeting high acad- 

emic standards. 

All of the programs require that 
students take a college prep curricu- 
lum and achieve minimum standards 
for grade point average and standard- 
ized test score. In addition to the pay- 
ment of public college tuition, 
awards may now be used at the 
state's independent colleges and uni- 
versities, up to the average amount 
paid for students attending public 

see Scholarship, page 2 


page 2 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday June 24, 1997 

Scholarships continued 

Students that qualify for the 
Honors or Performance Awards will 
also receive annual stipends of $800 
and $400, respectively, which must 
be used to pay other educational 
costs billed by the school attended. A 
student receiving one of the new 
TOPS awards will be expected to 
show academic progress or risk los- 
ing the award. 

Another component of the TOPS 
is contained in House Bill 1932, also 
by Representative McDonald and 
Senator Randy Ewing, president of 
the Senate. If the House concurs with 
Senate amendments to this bill, it too 
will be on its way to the governor for 
signature. The bill would create the 
TOPS-Teachers Award, whose pur- 
pose is to attract the brightest minds 
to the classroom as teachers. The 
award provides an annual loan to pay 
college expenses of $4,000 for 
prospective teachers majoring in edu- 

Festival continued 

cation and $6,000 for those majoring 
in chemistry or mathematics. 

The loans will be repaid by ser- 
vice as a classroom teacher in 
Louisiana's schools. 

Unlike the other TOPS compo- 
nents, this program will begin in the 
fall of 1997 and awards will be com- 
petitive, meaning that those students 
with the highest combined scores 
from grades and standardized test 
scores will be given first considera- 

In 2002, when these programs have 
fully cycled, more than 15,000 stu- 
dents a year are expected to benefit 
from TOPS, doubling the number of 
students awarded under state aid pro- 
grams during the current year. 

The cost of the program at that 
time will exceed $45 million a year, 
more than three times the amount the 
state now spends on student aid. 

furnish information on Spanish occu- 
pation. Maps and names of Spanish 
soldiers will be displayed as well. 

Many food vendors have agreed 
this year to serve Spanish-type food 
to celebrate the festival's theme. You 
can enjoy tamales, Spanish paella 
and fried bananas. Favorites such as 
gumbo, jambalaya, greens and corn 
bread will also be sold. The Gumbo 
Cookoff starts off the celebration. 

The Isleno community of St. 
Nernard Parish, descendants of the 
inhabitants from the Canary islands 
who came to Louisiana in 1778, will 
make up a large portion of the crafts- 
people at the Folk Festival. They will 
perform lace-making, wood-carving, 
trapping and other skills that they 
have carried on from their heritage. 

Patrons of the Natchitoches Folk 
Festival can still find many of their 
favorite crafts. 

The 1997 Folk Festival will pre- 
sent a family-oriented music and 
dance program. Veterans such as the 
Creole Zydeco Farmers Band, Terry 
Huval and Jambalaya, Big Al 
Metoyer and the Gators, Last 
Chance, Hardrick Rivers, Ruble 
Wright and the Wright Beats will 
return for another great performance. 
New groups including Gene 
Gassaway and Sugarloaf Swing, 
Kristen Guillory, Blackie Forestier 
and the Cajun Aces, Zydeco Ray, and 
Potliquor will perform that weekend. 

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The Iota Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the Theta Delta chapter 
of Omega Psi Phi at NSU will hold a 25th anniversary reunion July 11- 
! 3. These chapters were formed in 1 972 at Northwestern. Members of 
both organizations should have been contacted with information on the 
reunion. If you have not been contacted or know a member of the orga- 
nization who should receive information, contact Brenda Fowler at 352- 
2970 or Lillian Priest at 631-7300. 

"Louisiana Purchase" 

The NSU theatre production of "Louisiana Purchase" will run July 10- 
13 and 17-20 on the main stage of the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. 
Tickets for "Louisiana Purchase" are $15 which includes dinner and the 
show. For more information on tickets, call 357-5015 or 357-6891. 

Recreation Complex pool 

The swimming pool at the Robert W. Wilson Recreation Complex has 
opened for the summer. The pool is open for recreational swimming 
Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Saturday from 30 
a,m. until 6 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Lap swimming 
times are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 5 pju. 
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. unul 6 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. 
until 6 p.m. Two swimming lesson sessions have been planned for July 7 
through July 25 and July 28 through Aug. 8. Lessons will be offered on 
Monday through Friday mornings at 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 sum., and 11 
a.m. For more information, contact the NSU Recreation Complex at 

Attention All Organizations 

The Current Sauce will now accept campus connections for the upcom- 
ing editions of the paper. A connection is any information pertaining to a 
Northwestern-related organization. Feel free to place meeting times and 
other events in the paper, Please stop by room 225 Kyser to drop of 
information pertaining to your club or organization or fax it to us, We 
would also like to extend this campus connection invitation to the 
Shreveport campus, Please call us at 357-5456 if you have anv ques- 

Virgie Martin-Walker Endowed Scholarship 
Northwestern has received a donation of $50,000 from the estate of the 
late Virgie M. Walker. The donation will establish the Virgie Martin- 
Walker Endowed Scholarship which will benefit students majoring in 
education. Walker's gift was one of the largest individual bequests made 
to set up a scholarship at the University. 

New Internet instruction course 

Students will have a new way to learn the Internet this fall. In Computer 
Science 1010, students will learn about the Internet by using it for the 
bulk of their class activities. Students will explore web sites and design 
their own web page. Computer Science 1010 is designed to be an intro- 
ductory class for people with little knowledge about the Internet. 
Enrollment for the course is limited. For more information, contact Dr. 
Ltssa Pollacia, assistant professor of computer science, at 357-5038 or or Mary Beth Tarver, instructor of computer 
information systems, at 357-5022 or 

Non-traditional freshman orientation program 
Freshman Connection II will be held on Tuesday, July 1. This program 
is for students 25 years or older, individuals returning to school after a 
number of years, a parent or a married student. It is sponsored by the 
Office of New Student Programs and is held separately from the 
Freshman Connection orientation program scheduled throughout the 
summer. For more information, please call 357-5559. 


June 24, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 3 

Students, faculty tour Universities to 
find solutions for problems at NSU 

A recent fact-finding tour by stu- 
dents and administrators has not only 
given the group ideas on how to 
improve NSU, but has also pointed 
out positive aspects of the university 
students had not been aware of. 

The group, led by Brenda Webb, 
wife of NSU President Dr. Randall J. 
Webb, and Assistant to the President 
and Director of Auxiliary Services 
Harold Boutte, visited 
eight universities: the 
University of Southern 
Mississippi, Louisiana 
State University, the 
University of New 
Orleans, Loyola 
University, the 
University of 
Southwestern Louisiana, 
Southeastern Louisiana 
University, Northeast 
Louisiana University 
and Louisiana Tech 

Students on the fact- 
finding trip were outgo- 
ing SGA President Carlton Downey, 
incoming President Alicia Thomas, 
SGA Secretary Emily Leonard, SGA 
Senator Richard Long, Black Student 
Association President Terry Carroll, 
Student Activities Board President 
David Deggs and Charlene Butler, a 
graduate student who is working in 
NSU's Housing Office. Staff mem- 
bers of the campus food service con- 
tractor ARAMARK, Chuck Weaver, 
Herschel Bergeron and Mike 
Michelle, also visited the campuses. 

"We took a very close look at 

what other colleges and universities 
are doing in the area of student life 
and brought back a number of good 
ideas," said Boutte. "We will prepare 
a report for Dr. Webb summarizing 
where we are in these areas and sug- 
gest how we can make improve- 

Boutte said the students were 
surprised to learn about the cost and 
scarcity of parking at 
other universities. 
"For example, stu- 
dents at Loyola pay 
$380 a year for park- 
ing," said Boutte'. 
"Parking at LSU is 
tightly restricted. 
Students routinely 
walk across campus. 
At campuses in our 
system, students rou- 
tinely walk 15-20 min- 
utes to get to class. 
That really opened 
people's eyes about 
how good things are 

The group also examined recre- 
ational centers at each university. 
"We got some good ideas that will 
assist us as we plan our recreational 
facility/wellness center here," said 
Thomas, who will propose that stu- 
dents approve a selfassessment fee to 
fund a $7-$ 10 million facility during 
the 1997-98 academic year. "We 
found out what has been successful 
and what hasn't worked." 

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Louisiana State universities are just 
two of 12 Louisiana universities 
awarded nearly $3.4 million in 
grants for the upcoming 1997-98 
school year, according to Sens. 
John Breaux and 
Mary Landrieu. 

The 12 
grants are from 
the U.S. 
Department of 
Education's stu- 
dent support' ser-~ 
vices program, 
which helps 
higher education 
institutions tar- 
get assistance for low-income, dis- 
abled and first generation college 
students. The funds are used to help 
these special students receive more 
instruction, personal counseling, 
academic advice and career coun- 

U A college education is so impor- 
tant in helping young 

Louisiananians get and keep high 
paying jobs," Sen. Breaux said. "I 
believe these education grants will 
help some of our most disadvan- 
taged young people stay in college 
and become part of the high-tech 
workforce of 
the future." 

corner of 
Louisiana will 
Feel (lie effects 
of these higher 

grants, J>en. 

Landrieu said. 
"It is important 
that all stu- 
dents regardless of their parent's 
income have access to one of these 
quality universities." 

The total in grants 
$3,342,431- goes to 12 Louisiana 
universities, which in tum help 
hundreds of students over four 
years. Northwestern will receive 

Eveiy comer of Louisiana 
will feel the effects of these 
higher education grants." 

Senator Mary Landrieu 



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Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band prepares for fall; numbering more than ever 

Courtney LaCour 
Contributing writer 

The Spirit of Northwestern 
Marching Band is getting ready for 
another season by setting goals for 
themselves that include growth and 

Bill Brent, director of the 
Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts, estimates a slight 
increase in the number of band mem- 
bers from this past season. According 
to Brent, who serves as band director, 
the size of next season's band will be 
around 300 members. This number 
includes auxiliary groups such as the 
danceline and color guard. 

Brent admitted that the band is 
so large that there are not enough uni- 
forms for every member. The solu- 
tion has been for the drumline and 
tuba players to wear a different uni- 
form consisting of black tuxedo 
pants, a white shirt, and a purple bow 
tie. However, not all band members 
are happy about this arrangement. 

Hoffman, a fresh- 
man tuba player, 
does not mind 
wearing something 
different, but at 
times, misses hav- 
ing a regular uni- 
form. "I guess I am 
just spoiled 
because we all had 
band uniforms 
when I was in high 
school," he said. 



many goals that he 
wants the band to 
accomplish next 
year. His primary 
goal is to concen- 
trate on bringing 
the marching and playing together. At 
the same time, Brent wants to pro- 
vide a show that is entertaining for a 
wide-range audience. 
"We did very well on our marching 
last year, but I would like for us to do 

Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band 

photo compliments of photographic services . 

better," Brent said. "We also want 
shows that will entertain a wide vari- 
ety of people including NSU and the 
city of Natchitoches, which is some- 
times hard to do." 

Plans for the band during the 

football season include traveling. 
Brent plans to take the band to Baton 
Rouge when NSU plays Southern 
University. In addition, the band may 
travel to Lake Charles for the 
McNeese game. 

Dr. Ben Rushing living proof that professors care about more than just chalk 

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lesa thompson 
Arts & Entertainment Editor 

Dr. Ben Rushing is the head of 
the math department, 
but he docs a lot more 
with his time than fig- 
ure out how to make 
his students under- 
stand statistics. In his 
spare time, Rushing 
plays guitar around 
town with his band, 
tentatively known as 

Why are you so 
happy and content? 

of money, and then coming back into 
teaching. You realize that having lots 
of things would not make a person 
happy. If they're not happy, it's not 
going to be 
resolved by 
having lots of 
stuff. You have 
to find your 

BR: Because I've 
been the other way; I 
know what it's like to 
not be happy. I've 
had fairly normal experiences, but 
I've learned through adversity to take 
responsibility, rather than spend all 
my energy trying to blame everybody 
else. Life is not an easy thing. At the 
best, there are challenges to go 
through-but it's what you do with 
them. If you see them as things to 
get in your way and make your life 
miserable, then that's what they'll be. 
[I've learned] to be thankful that 
things are as well as they are. To be 
able to get up in the morning is a nice 

I tell students about my life in 
the business world when I made a lot 

Dr. Rushing takes time away from 
statistics to strum a tune. 

photo by lesa thompson 

I've heard you 
mention stu- 
dent loans. 
How long have 
you had your 

BR: I got my 
degree in 1971 
at Northwestern. 
I finished my doctorate in 1996, and 
of all the graduates that session, I was 
the one that had the longest period of 
time between degrees. I'm probably 
more glad I went back to school than 
I am mat I finished. Being a student 
is a wonderful lifestyle—to have the 
opportunity to go to school and learn 

I guess one of the things that dis- 
tresses me is that students seem so 
intent on going through a university, 
and walking out the same person that 
they were when they walked in. The 
focus is to get the grade and get the 
degree. It's a lot more fun to take it 

as the opportunity to learn everything 
you can about everything that's there. 
The payoff is far greater, if it doesn't 
do anything other than make the per- 
son a much more interesting conver- 
sationalist. To have some knowledge 
about most areas is certainly good. 

What attracted you to music? 

BR: I remember my daddy had an 
old sorry guitar at the house. Every 
once in a while, he'd pick it up and 
play a little bit. Stevie Ray Vaughn 
wouldn't have to worry, but I was 
impressed. It's like, 'Wow, if I could 
ever learn to do that, that would be 
too cool.' I liked it, and I stayed with 

Is there any particular type of 
music that you hate? 

BR: I hate to say I hate it, but it's 
true. Let me couch it this way, there 
are musical styles that I follow and 
listen to actively, and it's harder to 
describe that than the musical styles 
that I don't listen to. I won't listen to 
rap music. It doesn't do anything for 
me; I don't care for it. It's nothing 
against the players, nothing against 

the listeners, it's just not what I want. 
It's a choice I've made. Opera's in 
the same boat. 

Is there any piece of advice, or life 
guidance, that you try to give to 
your students? 

BR: See beyond the moment. Find 
some priorities; put an importance on 
the opportunity of school. See class- 
es as not a barrier to be avoided or 
fight through-but learn to love to 
learn. There is nothing better than a 
classroom. That's why I keep com- 
ing back. 

Will Pay 

an individual driving from 
Shrcvcport to or past 
Natchitoches on Sunday morn- 
ings for delivery of a package. 
Call 318-357-8900 

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for the 


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This will be the only 
time individual pictures 
will be taken. 

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Tuesday, June 24, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 5 

Going to musical extremes an understatement when Death Metal meets Winger 

lesa thompson 

Arts & Entertainment Editor 



Oppressor's "Agony" is the 
musical equivalent of getting ripped 
in half after some sickos have 
chained your arms to the bumper of 
two 18-wheelers facing in opposite 
directions and then stepped on the 

I happened to be standing 
just a little too close to the speakers 
when I put "Agony" in, and I tell you 
in all honesty, my nervous system 
will never be the same. 

My next reaction, after the 
kicked in, was 
to make the 
meanest, most 
killer Metal 
faces I could 
muster. Only 
after I was sat- 
isfied with the 
level of angst 
displayed on 
my mug could 
I run around 
the room playing air guitar, jumping 
in unison to the absolute "Smash 
your ugly teeth in" grind of 

Oppressor's "Agony" isn't 
just heavy— it's in your face and 
down your throat, spewing steaming 
entrails as it goes. 

The vocals on "Agony" are 
deep and ultra-guttural, but for the 
most part, they don't come off sound- 
ing contrived. I wouldn't be sur- 
prised at all to find that vocalist Tim 
King had his larynx removed with a 
crusty butterknife~or even that he'd 
performed the operation on himself. 

The music on "Agony" is 
loud, hard and jam packed with more 
intensity than you'll know what to do 
with. It's a continuous onslaught of 
the literally chest-splitting sounds of 
hostility that Oppressor have come to 
conquer and claim as their own. 

If you're a fan of right- 
through-the-guts music, then 
Oppressor is the band for you, so buy 
the disc. But if you're really in the 
mood to test your limits, go check 

'em out July 12 in Houston at a club 
called "Instant Karma," where 
they'll be performing with the 
mighty Malevolent Creation (all 



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As soon as I heard 
the name of Kip Winger, I immedi- 
ately had an 80s flashback of "she's 
only seventeeeeen" slicing through 
my head, smack in the middle of the 
Headbanger's Ball. 
To be quite honest, I said to myself, 
"I can't even review this— I'll get beat 

Ah, but alas, I was 
wrong to jump to such 
silly conclusions. The 
music of Kip Winger 
today is nothing at all 
like the music of the 
"Winger" of yore. Long 
gone are the tunes like 
"Madelaine." In their 
place are songs that 
involve a particular 
experimentation and cre- 
ativity that far surpass what preceded 

This isn't glam-rock (what- 
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jazz-like keyboards and even the 
occasional trumpet added in for a 
smooth finish. I t 
sounds strange to 
say, but "Kip 
Winger" sounds 
less like "Winger" 
than Sting. 

words come to 
mind as I listen to 
this disc, and 
"mature" is defi- 
nitely one of them. 
I have to say, I'm 
surprised at the 
very least. 

Granted, I'm not particularly 
bowled over by the lyrics, and this 
album lacks balls, as far as I'm con- 
cerned. But what Kip lacks in heavy, 
he makes up for in willingness to 

All in all, I could see older, 

more mellow people listening to this 
album and enjoying it very much. 
I'm not going to take Corrosion of 
Conformity out of 
the CD player to pop 
in "This 
Conversation Seems 
Like A Dream," but 
Kip Winger needn't 
worry. I'm sure 
there's a whole audi- 
ence full of VH-1 
watchers who are 
going to think the 
new sound is even 
than-Ezra. (P.S. in 
response to a comment Kip made in 
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Volume II 
Casey Shannon 

Upon the completion of 
my second full year at NSU, I 
have been struck with quite the 
sobering revelation. The naive 
little boy with all of the 
answers who first set foot on 
campus, has evolved into a 
deliberate young man who (so 
far) has learned one thing dur- 
ing this crazy ride called col- 
lege....! don't know anything. 

There is something about 
college-life that makes all of 
the things that I 
took for granted 
in earlier years 
seem quite obvi- 
ous. There was 
the full refriger- 
ator that I 
remember com- 
ing home to everyday after 
high school,which has been 
replaced with left over pizza 
and world famous 
Natchitoches tap water. 
Furthermore, there was the 
steady stream of cash that 
stayed in my pockets, which 
has now been replaced with 
genuine elation when I have 
enough money for a soda. 

Most college students are 
in touch with these emotions, 
and yes there are benefits to 
living an extended period of 
time with limited resources. 
One of which is the focus of 
this oh-so informative column. 

I believe that a man who 
once lived by a quaint little 

pond called it, "living deliber- 
ately". Another way to define 
it is loosening the grasp we 
humans tend to have on igno- 

As humans, we are 
blessed with several functions 
that separate us from the rest 
of the animal kingdom. We 
have the ability to walk 
upright, do neat things with 
our thumbs and watch reruns 
of moonlighting on A&E. We 
also have the ability to not 
only react, but interact and 
most importantly notice (or 

"...and if you are not paying attention, 
the possibilities will pass you by." 

ignore) our surroundings. For 
instance go outside and par- 
take of the Louisiana sunshine 
at its peak hours, when you get 
the sensation that you are on 
fire, jump in a swimming pool. 
I guarantee you will notice 
new things about your sur- 

As college students we 
have the opportunity to live 
daily in much the same vain. I 
think there are clinical statis- 
tics that show a majority of 
college students who search 
weekly for loose change in the 
pockets of their dirty clothes. 
An even larger percentage sob 
tears of joy when they find 
paper money. Though this 

method of existence is danger- 
ous, it affords us the opportu- 
nity to live for every second. 
Carpe Diem is a noble gesture, 
but as college students we are 
compelled to take it a step fur- 
ther... we get to seize the night 
as well. 

We have a four year 
opportunity to notice every- 
thing about everything. From 
the awe inspiring power of 
Kisatchie National Forest to 
the quiver of lips that have not 
kissed in a relatively long 
time. We live in a time and 
place where 
anything is 
possible, and 
if you are not 
paying atten- 
tion the pos- 
sibilities will 
pass you by. 
The most difficult part of 
this is taking it with you when 
you go. It seems that after 
graduation we humans tend to 
forget the most important 
thing we learned in 
college... living deliberately. 
Life becomes much larger and 
the world becomes much 
smaller. We lose sight of the 
little things in the name of cor- 
porate America and little pink 
houses with picket fences and 
walk in closets. If there is one 
thing to learn from this four 
year pit-stop, it is to never take 
anything for granted, because 
no matter how comfortable 
you may think you are.... noth- 
ing is for ever. 

Our View 

Last time we welcomed you 
back. This week we will go into why 
you all should be happy to be here. 

Our University recently had a 
group of students and staff visit 
other universities. If you are interest- 
ed in the details of who went, read 
the article on page 3. Anyway, we 
here at the Current Sauce decided to 
do a bit of investigating ourselves. 
So what do other universities have 
that we don't? (As a few of you are 
reading this we can hear you scream- 
ing out "The Wallflowers for a 
spring concert!") 

We spoke to University Police 
Officer Langston at Birmingham- 
Southern College in Alabama. He 

agreed to share his 
view of the univer- 
sity and how the 
students seem to 

This is a 
university in which 
we see the concept of open parking. 
Langston said that in the nine years 
he has been there only one com- 
muter has asked why there are not 
reserved sections. 

Tickets range from $10, for 
parking by a yellow curb, to $25 for 
parking on the grass or in a loading 
zone. The Birmingham-Southern 
College concert is held in April. It 
usually consists of three bands and is 
held outdoors. It begins around 4 
p.m. and sometimes lasts until 2 a.m. 

When asked about the food ser- 
vice, Officer Langston replied that 
the students there seem to hate it. 
They dislike both the quality and the 

prices of the food, but they do have 
Chic-fil-A and Pizza Hut. 

Michelle Park, a full-time 
employee of Hawaii Pacific 
University in Honolulu, spoke high- 
ly of their dining facilities saying 
that the University has quality cafe- 
teria food and a place where fast 
food is served. 

Local bands usually play the 
spring concert. It is held outdoors 
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the stu- 
dents enjoy it. 

Melissa Shandel, a student at 
Carrol College in Waukesha, WI, 
said that tickets at her university 
usually ranged from $10 to $25. 

As far as the food service, she 
spoke of a place called "the Pit" 
where fast food selections are avail- 
able. When asked if the students 
were satisfied overall with the food, 
she replied "It's a mix, some are and 
some are not." 

The spring concert is held inside 
and everyone seems pleased with the 
band selection. The band chosen for 
this past year's concert was widely 
known in the area of Carrol College. 

This brings us to the conclusion 
that NSU isn't all that bad. From 
asking what students from other uni- 
versities think about the issues that 
weigh so heavily on our minds, we 
have learned that all schools have 
their problems. Our best bet to solve 
them here is to learn from other stu- 
dents and faculty at other universi- 

We commend the group who 
ventured out to other schools to find 
solutions and would like to ask that 
the trip they have just taken not be 
the last. We need to understand what 
works in other places and use that 
understanding to our benefit and 
improve NSU so that we enjoy the 
few years we get to spend here. 


Tuesday, June 24, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 7 

Ronnie Powell finishes seventh; wins All-American Honor in track & field championships 

torj of the bar and coming down on 
it, ' Johnson said. "He wasn't getting 
(far enough) into the pit on his take- 
off and that's the same problem he 
had in ^ his last two 
competitions,"Johnson said of his 

Bean fared much better at the 
NCAA Indoor Championships this 
year with a 

Terry Kilgore 
Staff Writer 

Sophomore sprinter Ronnie 
Powell won All-America honors by 
finishing seventh in the 
100 meter dash final at 
the NCAA Outdoor Track 
and Field Championships 
in Bloomington, Indiana. 

Powell, who's 
time of 10.47 was 
extremely fast consider- 
ing the race was held in a 
pouring rain, became the 
30th athlete to gain All- 
America honors under the 
guidance of 15th year 
head coach Leon 

"I'm very pleased 
and Ronnie is very excit- 
ed," Johnson said. "The 
best thing now is that he 
has two more years in which to com- 
pete for a national championship and 
he's very capable of winning it. 

Powell "got out extremely 

good," Johnson said, and led the race 
for the first 30 meters. 

"He kind of got tight when 
everybody caught up with him and 
fought hard to hang on," Johnson 
said. "Nobody 
except for 
Thompson and 
Bobb was able to 
pull away from 
him." Johnson 
was referring to 
first place finisher 
O b a d e 1 e 
Thompson of 
UTEP and David 
Bobb of 
Baltimore County 
who finished sec- 

Powell, who 
was one of only 
two sophomores 
who were competing in this meet, 
won Northwestern 's 13th All- 
America honor in the 1990's. His 
honor is the 43rd time a Demon track 

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and field athlete has won All- 
America recognition in the 20 years 
since Northwestern joined NCAA 
Division I in 1977. 

Three-time Demon All- 
American Terrance Bean, a senior 
high jumper, settled for 12th place in 
his event with a jump of 7 feet 1/2 
inches. He was one of nine competi- 
t o r s 
but was 
tries at 
that height. 

Bean got off to a good start by 
clearing 6-1 1 on his first try, but took 
three jumps to get over the bar at 7- 
1/2 before going out at 7-1 1/4. 

"Today he had the height to get 
over the bar, but he was resting on 

"The best thing now is that he has two 
more years in which to compete for a 
national championship and he's very 
capable of winning it." 

Leon Johnson 

fifth place 
finish of 7-3 
3/4. His 
three All- 
awards is 
third-best in 
school histo- 
ry. Football 
Reasons also won All-America hon- 
ors in three seasons. Triple jumper 
LaMark Carter won four All- 
America awards, trailing only the six 
captured by high jumper Brian 
Brown form 1987-90. 

Meyers chosen to represent NSU as "NCAA Woman 

of the Year"; decision based on more than athletics 

Senior distance runner Robin 
Meyers has been nominated to rep- 
resent Northwestern 
in the "NCAA 
Woman of the Year 
Award" state and 
national competi- 

Meyers, an 
honor graduate last 
month with a 3.69 
grade point average 
in biology, was 
team captain for the 
Lady Demon cross 
country and track 
squads as a senior. 
She finished sev- 
enth at the 
Louisiana Cross 
Country Championships last fall 
and helped lead the Lady Demons 
to their best Southland Conference 
finishes in outdoor track (third 
among ten teams) and cross country 

The "NCAA Woman of the Year 
Award" program honors senior stu- 
dent athletes for their achievements 
in athletics, academics, service and 

"We were fortunate to have 
several worthy candidates to con- 
sider," said athletic director Greg 
Burke. "Robin has achieved at a 
high level academically and athleti- 
cally during her time at 

Northwestern and she has provided 
leadership to the track program and 
the entire athletic pro- 
gram. She is an excel- 
lent choice for this 

served as secretary for 
Northwestern chapter 
of the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes and 
also was a Sunday 
School teacher in 
Natchitoches after 
transferring from 
Scottsdale (Ariz.) 
Community College in 

A native of Tonto 
Verde, Ariz., Meyers 
was selected for the Phi Kappa Phi 
Honor Society. She was chosen as 
the University's "Female Scholar 
Athlete of the Year" for 1996-97. 

At Scottsdale Community 
College, Meyers participated in the 
institution's Honor Program and 
was named Phi Theta Kappa. She 
made the National Dean's List and 
won the U.S. Achievement 
Academy National Collegiate 
Education Award in 1994. 

Meyers won junior college All- 
America honors in the 500 meters 
at SCC and was named female 
"Athlete of the Year" at the school. 


page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday June 24, 1997 

Demons to begin football season ranked No. 10 nationwide in Division 1 M 

Terry Kilgore 
Staff writer 

The Demons start the 1997-98 
football season as the lOth-ranked 
Division I-AA football team in the 
country according to The Sporting 
News College Football Yearbook. 

Senior defensive end Robert 
Daniel, who also 
was a Preseason 
selection by the 
heads a list of 44 
returning letter- 
men from last 
year's 6-5 team 
that are picked 
to finish second 
in the Southland 
behind Troy 
State, ranked 
second in the 
preseason Top 

Daniel on the 
magazine's pre- 
season All- 

team are Demon senior receiver Pat 
Palmer and junior cornerback 
Jermaine Jones. Daniel is rated as 
the nation's fourth -best defensive 
lineman while Palmer, last year's 
conference Offensive Player of the 
Year, is the No. 8 rated receiver in I- 

AA football by the magazine. 

Coach Sam Goodwin, approach- 
ing his 15th season as head coach, 
doesn't believe being ranked highly 
at the start of the season will put any 
undo pressure on his team. 

"We are going to have a good 
football team," Goodwin said. 
"Being ranked highly doesn't create 
pressure as 
much as it 









end of the 
season, when 
it matters, if 
we perform 
up to our own 
Junior col- 
lege transfer 
Jason Miller, 
ranked as the 
lineman in 
Division I- 

| AA, joins 

Daniel to 
give the Demon's an outstanding pair 
of defensive ends. 

Miller is a stellar pass-rusher as 
witnessed by his 15 quarterback 
sacks two seasons ago while playing 
for Itawamba (Miss.) Community 
College. Daniel gives the Demons 


to be 
at the 

great run support with his 63 tackles 
last season, eight of which were 
recorded behind the line. 

Palmer had an outstanding sea- 
son for NSU last year as he set the 
single season mark for receiving 
yardage with 829 yards on only 32 
catches, a record that had stood for 
15 years. 

Jermaine Jones was equally con- 
sistent on the other side of the ball for 
the Demons. He made 40 tackles, 
had 8 pass breakups, and registered 2 
interceptions last season, his first as a 

One ticket provides access to all sporting events 

Terry Kilgore 
Staff Writer 

"The Total Ticket," a season 
ticket that will allow the holder to 
attend all pre- and regular season 
sporting events, is on sale for $100. 

"It's one- stop shopping for our 
supporters," Greg Burke, the 
Northwestern Athletic Director, said. 
"With 'The Total Ticket', you get a 
whole year's worth of Northwestern 
sports at a bargain price. It will get 
fans into all of our sporting events 
for less than it would have cost them 
this year to buy individual season 
tickets for football and basketball 
games ($125 for the public, $100 for 
NSU employees)." 

Burke feels that this opportunity 
will increase attendance and rev- 
enue in the athletic program. 

"Like every athletic program, 
NSU wants to have good crowds at 
our home events," Burke said. "At 
the most elemental stage, it's the old 
concept of the more, the merrier. 

Bigger crowds motivate our players 
and coaches and have a more posi- 
tive impact on our university and the 
surrounding community," 

Buyers of "The Total Ticket" 
will get a benefits package with 
access to invitation-only gatherings, 
the opportunity to purchase exclu- 
sive sportswear and a newsletter 
throughout the year. 

For information on how to pur- 
chase "The Total Ticket", contact the 
Athletic Ticket Office at 357-4268. 

cornerback. Jones is considered in 
the same class as former Demon cor- 
nerback Keith Thibodeaux, a fifth- 
round NFL Draft pick earlier this 
year by the Washington Redskins. 

Northwestern opens fall practice 
Aug. 10 and begins its season Sept. 6 
at Southern. The Demons play the 
first of six home games in Turpin 
Stadium on Sept. 13 against Division 
II Henderson State, then open confer- 
ence play two weeks later at home 
against Nicholls, which reached the 
I-AA playoffs last year. 

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Vol. 86, No. 3, 8 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, July 22, 1997 

Drink vending machine prices increase; 
University to receive a portion of the profits 

Students will now experi 
ence a ten cent price increase 
in the cost of soft drinks from 
campus vending machines. 

According to Fred 
Fulton, vice president 
for student affairs, 
this change was 
made "to generate 
additional revenue 
for the University." 
The change was also 
made because the 
University has changed con- 
tractors from J. & J. Bottling 
Company to the Coca Cola 

Money earned for the school 

from the machines will go into 
two different funds. Money 
from the machines in academ- 
ic buildings will go into oper- 
ating funds and the machines 
in residential areas will 
generate money for 
the system revenue 

to Fulton, the 
University now gets 
about $100 thousand 
per year in vending rev- 
enue, fifty percent of which goes into 
each fund. 

The money will help to improve 
the University in various ways. 

Central Louisiana Distance Learning 
Center to be set up in Russell Hall 

The Central Louisiana Distance 
Learning Center will be established 
because of a grant of $280,500 given 
to NSU by the Rapides Foundation in 

Learning Center 
will be placed in 
Russell Hall, the 
home of the 
College of 
Business, and 
will be used by 
students in 
L e e s v i 1 1 e , 
and other cites 
in Central 

A video and 
CD server will 

enable individuals to secure stored 
classroom lectures and other presen- 
tations via ISDN telephone lines 
using computers. The learning center 
will also include a compressed 
video link, digital satellite 
downlink and connections to 
the current university uplink. 
These connections will make it 
possible to deliver material 
from throughout the world and 
broadcast a broad range of 
instructional programming. The 
learning center will also include 
audiovisual and computer support 


"This generous grant from the 
Rapides Foundation will allow 
Northwestern to take the next step 
forward in the delivery of instruc- 
tional programming to the peo- 
ple we serve," President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb said. "It is our 
goal to employ the necessary 
technology to meet the diverse 
academic and social needs of 
the citizens and businesses of 
Central Louisiana." 

Webb credited Associate 
Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. 
Anthony Scheffler and former 
Assistant Director of 
Institutional Advancement R. 
Chip Turner with developing 
the grant proposal. 

"The Central Louisiana 
Distance Center will provide 
unprecedented access by central 
Louisiana residents to educational 
experiences," said Scheffler. "This is 
the first step toward the development 

The three columns are being repaired after several years 
without a paint job. According to Assistant Director of the 
Physical Plant Waddy Norman, work on the columns will 
probably cost from $3 -5 thousand and should be complet- 
ed in a couple of weeks. " 

photo compliments of NSU photographic services 

It "will provide unprecedented access by 
Central Louisiana residents to educational 

Dr. Anthony Scheffler 

of a community-based distance pro- 
gramming recovery network." 

According to Scheffler, it is 

important that Northwestern provide 
new types of services to reach a 
changing student population. 

Today, the student 
population is typically older, 
more technologically astute 
and more professionally 
engaged," Scheffler said. 
"Students expect educational 
programming that is readily 
available, accommodates 
their schedule and is unrestricted by 
geographic location. Through the 
learning center, Northwestern hopes 

to provide for the education and 
training needs of Central Louisiana 
businesses, public schools and com- 
munities through innovative program 
configuration and delivery using 
advanced distance education tech- 

The Learning Center will pro- 
vide interactive inservice and acade- 
mic distance programming to busi- 
nesses, schools, community agencies 

See Learning Center, page 3 - 


page 2 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, July 22, 1997 

State Farm Insurance Company donation to help Northwestern graduate claims awards from 
College of Business and ADVANCE Program ^ National Association of Black Journalists 

The College of Business and the 
ADVANCE program 
for young scholars at 
NSU have received a 
donation of $23,000 
from the State Farm 
Foundation, a founda- 
tion established by the 
State Farm Insurance 

The College of 
Business will receive 
$15,000 which will be 
used to provide funding 
for the Business 
Leaders Endowed 
Professorship and to 
enhance the College. 
Program will receive 
$8,000 which will go toward provid- 
ing scholarships for minority stu- 

"Education is a key in our soci- 
ety," said State Farm Vice President 
Guy Barr of Monroe who made the 
donation. "In our business, we know 
there is not a problem in society that 
cannot be solved through education. 

State Farm wants to employ the best 
educated employ- 
ees we can to cul- 
tivate tomorrow's 
leaders. By assist- 
ing students and 
teachers, we can 
help achieve that 

Barr said 
State Farm has 
developed a 
strong relationship 
with NSU. More 
than 60 State 
Farm employees 
are graduates of 

"We hope to 
help ensure a 
quality educational program like the 
ADVANCE Program is available for 
our youth and that Northwestern has 
a solid future," Barr said. "Private 
business has a role to play in sup- 
porting higher education. It's a part 
of State Farm's role in providing ser- 

See State Farm, page 3 

USA TODAY reporter Gary 
Fields won two top awards Saturday 

from the National , 

Association of 
Black Journalists 
for his coverage of 
arsons at black 
churches in the 

Fields, who 
graduated from 
Northwestern with 
a broadcast jour- 
nalism degree in 
1982, was named 
Journalist of the 
Year at the NABJ 
annual convention. 

Fields and 


reporter Richard Price won Story of 
the Year honors for newspapers with 


circulations above 150,000 for a 
three-day series, "Why are Churches 
Burning?' published in 
July 1996. 

The series included 
the only comprehensive 
count of church arsons in 
the South. It confirmed 
that arsons at black 
churches had risen 
sharply since Jan. 1, 
1995, while arsons at 
white churches had not. 
But the series found no 
national conspiracy 
behind the fires and con- 
cluded that racism was 
only one of several 

Fields. 37, joined 
USA TODAY in 199 L He is a native 
of Alexandria. 

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State Farm, continued 

vice to the community which 
enhances the quality of people's 

A room in Russell Hall, the new 
home of Northwestern 's College of 
Business, will be designated as the 
State Farm Room. The donation 
moves the College of Business closer 
to obtaining its third endowed profes- 
sorship. Currently, the College of 
Business has two endowed professor- 
ships, the Noble Morrison Endowed 
Professorship and the David Morgan 
Endowed Professorship. These pro- 
fessorships are established with 
$60,000 in private donations and 
matched with $40,000 from the State 
of Louisiana. Part of the interest from 
the endowment is used to fund facul- 
ty research and enhance the College 
of Business. 

"The support we receive from 
private business is vital to the success 
of the College of Business," NSU 
Dean of Business Dr. Barry Smiley 
said. "They enable our faculty to do 
additional research and purchase 
equipment which helps them to do a 
better job in the classroom. 
Donations like this one benefit all 
students who take business courses at 

The ADVANCE Program is 

sponsored by the Office of Programs 
for the Gifted and Talented and is 
offered in cooperation with Duke 
University's Talent Identification 
Program. Participants in the 
ADVANCE Program leam highly 
challenging material at an accelerated 
pace. Students enroll in one class for 
the three week period and typically 
finish the equivalent of one semester 
of college level work or a years worth 
of high school level work. The Office 
of Programs for the Gifted and 
Talented also sponsors the one-week 
Quest: M.E.S.H. Program. 

"The donation will support stu- 
dents with high ability and excellent 
work ethics. By helping a child at an 
early age, they can continue to be 
achievers for life," Martha Smiley, 
director of Programs for the Gifted 
and Talented, said. 

Barr, who works at State Farm's 
Mid-South Office in Monroe, was 
joined at the presentation by State 
Farm agents Mike Murphy and Jim 
Pledger of Natchitoches, Glenn 
Talbert of Shreveport, Gerald Long 
of Ruston, Tommy Chester of 
Arcadia and Mike Cohen of 
Alexandria, along with Terry Jones 
and Laurinda Crenshaw of the Mid- 
South Office. 

Learning Center, continued 

and individuals within central 
Louisiana. It will also provide on- 
line interactive video conferencing 
among diverse businesses, schools 
and community groups, provide real- 
time access for central Louisiana 
interests to national and international 
information and consultative 

The Learning Center will also 
provide anytime access to electronic 
data banks tailored to the needs of 

business, school and community 
agencies within Louisiana. 

Northwestern has already com- 
mitted more than $2.8 million to pur- 
chase and support technological 
resources and maintain high speed 
access lines and satellite downlink 
capability at campuses in 
Natchitoches, Alexandria and 
Leesville. NSU also offers classes 
via compressed video in Bunkie, 
Winnfield and Ferriday. 

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Childhood Professional Development in Seattle. The institute's focus was 
"From Planning to Action: Career Development Systems in the Current 
Policy Context, ' which addressed early childhood issues including state 
training approval systems, higher education's role in training and improv- 
ing the quality of child care through education and training, the Career 
Development System for Louisiana will be announced by the State 
Department of Social Services this fall. NSU is participating through the 
Career Development classes at the center in England Airpark. Smith and 
Benedict both say connecting child care training with higher education is 
a national movement and NSU is the first Louisiana institution of higher 
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Kris Collinsworth 
Staff writer 
The College of Business 
achieved accreditation from the 
American Assembly of Collegiate 
Schools of Business, the primary 
agency for busi- 
ness schools, 

"It is going to improve things tremen- 
dously in exposure nationwide for the 
student and reinforce the good work 
that the faculty is doing." 

Dr. Barry Smiley 

this year. 

To reach 
business schools 
must please a 
wide classifica- 
tion of standards 
related to cur- 
riculum, faculty resources, admis- 
sions, degree requirements, library 
and computer facilities, financial 
resources and intellectual climate. A 
review team, business school deans, 
accounting professors and corporate 
representative visited the University 
during the accreditation procedure. 

A report produced by the 
AACSB review team praised the 
College of Business for its faculty 
dedication to provide individual 
attention to students and advisers; 

contributions made to the economic 
development of the region ion 
through the Small Business 
Development Center; a committed 
Business Advisory Council and out- 
standing Phi Beta Lamda chapter. 
The College of Business received 
commendations for its improved 
computing and on- 
line services, sab- 
batical awards and 
awarding of a num- 
ber of scholarships 
to students. 

"It is a won- 
derful thing that we 
have it," Acting 
Dean of Business 
Dr. Barry Smiley said. "It is going to 
improve things tremendously in 
exposure nationwide for the student 
and reinforce the good work that the 
faculty is doing." 

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Bayou Pierre Alligator Farm to hold Grand Opening for tourists 

Tatum Lyles 
The Bayou Pierre Alligator Farm 
will hold a grand reopening after the 
completion of its renovation project. 

The farm will open to the public 
Wednesday. The hours of operation 
will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. 
Wednesday through Sunday. 

It is located on Old Bayou Pierre 
Road off of Hwy. 1 North. 
Admission will be $5.50 for adults 
and $4 for children. 

The Alligator Farm is owned and 
operated by Terry and Deborah 
Rogers. "We feel that it will be good 
for the community and just good for 
everyone," Terry Rogers said. 

According to Deborah Rogers 
admission is about the same as going 
to the movies, but the alligator farm 
will offer both tourists and local resi- 
dents "something new to do." 

The gift shop sells many differ- 
ent novelty items, from alligator foot 
key chains to alligator skin belts and 

Among the things for sale are 
jambalaya seasoning mixes, fake alli- 
gators for gardens, Bayou Pierre 
Alligator Farm t-shirts, fake tattoos, 
alligator foot key chains, and many 
other Louisiana-related items. 

The park 
features many 
alligator attrac- 
tions and an 
filled with 
Cajun music. 

on bathroom 
doors and trash 
cans is the 
work of NSU 
graduate stu- 
dent Andy 

"I've been 
working on it 
piece by piece 
over the past 
few months," 
Randolph said. 

other staff 
members at 
Bayou Pierre 
Alligator Farm 
are also NSU 

There is a 
dining area 
with gator- 
related articles under glass on the 
tables for visitors to read. 

The farm not only offers visitors 
the chance to see the alligators, but 
for $5 tourists will be able to hold 
and have their picture taken with a 

At Alligator Island visitors can feed the small alligators dry 
food that resembles dog food. 

photo compliments of NSU photographic services 

small, live gator. "It's kind of a tradi- 
tion here for people to hold an alliga- 
tor and get their picture taken," 
Rogers said. 

There is a 
snack shop 
with a deck 
around the 
back where 
guests can sit 
and eat under 
ceiling fans 
and still expe- 
rience the 
Louisiana out- 

feature of the 
park is handi- 
cap accessibil- 
ity. The bath- 
rooms are 
accessible and 
there is also a 
special gator 
feeding view- 
ing area avail- 
able for the 

The farm offers many chances to 
learn about the animals. From signs 
that explain their feeding and mating 
habits to staff 
how the gators 

Twice a day, 
an educational 
show will be 
performed by 
NSU sopho- 
more hospital- 
ity and 
tourism major 
Eversull. She 
will explain 
many of the 
habits and 
lifestyles of 
the alligators. 
"It's very edu- 
cational and a 
lot of fun," 
Eversull said. 

There is 
even a view- 
ing tank with 
baby gators 
for an up close 
and personal 
look at the 

be eaten." 

The farm has approximately 
9,000 gators with around 50 available 

Neither getting too close or swimming are 
recommended mended with these large 

for tourists to see. 

The farm was started about nine 
years ago as the result of a program 
set up by Louisiana Wildlife and 
Fisheries. At that time, the alligators 
were endangered and needed help to 
ensure the survival of the species. 

since the 
have been 
in opera- 
tion, there 
gators to 
allow for 
their own 

making it 
on their 
own in 
the wild 

tors hatched in the farms are returned 
to the wild after completing their 
growth period. "Because of the 
farms, the alligator pop- 
ulation is tremendous," 
Rogers said. 

The farm is made to 
appear like the swamps 
the alligators live in. 
There are trees with 
moss in them, a snack 
bar resembling a bait 
shop, an airboat and sev- 
eral ponds which hold 
the gators themselves. 

Visitors will be able 
to watch the gators eat. 
Although they usually 
eat only once a week, the 
farm's staff has devised a 
way to allow tourists to 
see them eat any day 
they visit. 

The largest gators 
are separated into four 
ponds on one side of the 
park. The staff intends to 
feed the gators in the dif- 
ferent ponds on different 

The alligators are fed two differ- 
ent things. The gators in the smaller 

pond can be fed by tourists and arc 

fed dry gator food that resembles dog 

The larger gators in the four 
ponds are fed raw chickens. The 

to wires 
on pul- 
leys that 
out over 
i s 
to the 
wire and 
out over 
the pond 
t h e 

Visitors can watch the largest alligators eat 
chickens off of a wire. 

phot compliments of NSU photographic services 

animals. "We want to really saturate 
[the visitors] with alligator [informa- 
tion]," Deborah Rogers said. 

The ponds that house the largest 
gators contain signs with catchy say- 
ings such as "We hear tourists taste 
iike chicken" and "Trespassers will 

has to do with the percentage of eggs 
that hatch and survive. In the wild, 
only one percent hatch, but in captiv- 
ity, the hatch rate is from 85 to 90 

After the alligators hatch in the 
farms, they grow for approximately 
one year. In this time, they reach four 
feet in length. The gators grow faster 
in captivity, increasing their chances 
of survival. 

About 17 percent of the alliga- 

gators, if hungry, come up out of the 
water and grab it. They sometimes 
even fight over the chickens. 
According to Deborah Rogers, the 
alligators, even though they appear to 
chew the chickens, only tilt their 
heads back and move their mouths in 
an attempt to swallow the food 
whole. The gators constantly loose 
teeth and do not chew. 

Visitors to the Bayou Pierre 
Alligator Farm can also learn about 


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Tuesday, July 22, 1997 

the birth of the gators. 

When the alligator farmers are 
hatching the eggs, they 
can decide which sex 
they want the alligators 
to be. 

If the eggs are kept 
at one temperature, the 
gators will be born 
males, at another temper- 
ature they will be bom 

Alligators make 
nests in which they lay 
their eggs. The nests are 
approximately six feet 
wide and three feet high. 

The females become 
very aggressive when 
guarding the nests. The 
staff members of the alli- 
gator farm must go into 
the ponds and retrieve 
the eggs and, according 
to Rogers, they do it very 

In each pond at the 
Bayou Pierre farm, there are three 
females for every male. The gators 
are very aggressive and do not nor- 
mally allow new gators in their area. 

According to Deborah Rogers, they 
are extremely territorial. 

Terry and Deborah Rogers hold an 
alligator from their farm. 

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Even though a gator's brain is 
literally about the size of a lima bean, 
the largest alligator at Bayou Pierre 
Alligator Farm is 14 feet long and 

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important thing 
about Bayou 
Pierre Alligator 
Farm is the 
high emphasis 
placed on safe- 

The park 
features many 
safety mea- 
sures such as 
double fences 
and wires to 
keep visitors 
from getting 
too close to the 

to Deborah Rogers, many people 
who visit do not realize that the 
gators are real because they are so 
still. This could cause problems with 
visitors getting too close, so the staff 
put up the double fences to avoid 
such situations. 

Signs at the farm have an element 
of humor. 

photo compliments of NSU photographic services 

A popular misconception among 
people is that the animals found in 
pet stores are alligators. They are, in 
fact, animals 
known as caimans. 

There are 
two main differ- 
ences between the 
caimans and the 
alligators: caimans 
have shorter snouts 
than gators and are 
legal to own with- 
out a license. 

The other 
important aspect of 
the farm is its food 
choices which will 
include alligator 
on a stick, alligator 
sausage, alligator 
jambalaya and alli- 
gator jerky The 
alligator farm will 
also feature a revised Natchitoches 
special, alligator meat pies. 

Since alligator food is somewhat 
expensive to buy, so the farm is try- 
ing to give visitors the opportunity to 
taste the foods for a reasonable price. 

"Once Upon a Mattress" to open July 31 

"Once Upon a Mattress," to be 
directed by Dr. Jack Wann, will be 
presented My 3 1 and August 7 - 1 in 
Theatre West. 

Tickets include the show and 
dessert at intermission and are $9. 

The play is a popular musical 
composed by Mary Rodgers, the 
daughter of Richard Rodgers. It is a 
retelling of Hans Christian 
Andersen's "The Princess and the 
Pea," catapulted Carol Burnett into 
stardom. The play was recently 
revived on Broadway with Sarah 
Jessica Parker in the lead role. 

"This play aiong with *A Furmy 
Thing Happened on the Way to the 
Forum,' are two of the funniest musi- 

cals I know," said Wann. "We have a 
wonderful cast. The audience should 
have a great time enjoying this play. 

The musical comedy finds 
royal kingdom in the midst of a des- 
perate search to find a suitable bride 
for Prince Dauntless. No one in the 
kingdom can marry until Dauntless 
marries. But, Dauntless is unable to 
marry because his mother, Queen 
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impossible tests for each would-be 
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Our View 

We here at the 
Current Sauce would like 
to present you with a 
challenge for the upcom- 
ing semester: if you have 
a complaint, don't just sit 
around and wine, give us 
a suggestion to help with 
the prospective problem. 

We have a staff of six 
and a half that do their 
best to keep you informed 
of the events that affect 
you. Occasionally we 
overlook topics that you 

may feel are important to 
you and your fellow stu- 
dents, so let us know. We 
will do our best to cover 
these suggested topics as 
quickly and as thoroughly 
as we can. 

In the past we have 
struggled for topics to 
write about in Our View. 

Believe it or not, 
there were actually times 
when we had no topic and 
really struggled to "fiO 
the box." 

Letter to tUe £di+o^ 

Student disappointed by instructors, administrators and staff 

Tiffany A. Freddie 

From the time we set foot 
on this campus to begin our 
quest for a higher education, 
we have been reminded that at 
Northwestern, "the students 
come first." This is a motto that 
is displayed boldly at two of 
the main entrances to the cam- 
pus. If you walk into any office 
at Northwestern, you are greet- 
ed by a rather heart-warming 
poem which conveys the 
thought of how important 
"you," the student, are to 
Northwestern. When you think 
about it, many of us spend a 
great deal of time praising 
Northwestern for the emphasis 
it puts on the "student.' After 
all, isn't that why the institu- 
tion exists? It is according to 
the poem. 

In 1884 Northwestern was 
founded as an institution of 
higher learning to educate, of 
all things, future educators. 
Northwestern has prided itself 
on this tradition. Northwestern 
has prided itself on the quality 
of student, regardless of field, 
that it places into the work- 
force. To maintain this tradi- 

tion, the instructors, adminis- 
trators and staff have proven 
themselves dedicated to the 
"student." After all, it is 
"because of the student that [it] 

Until recently, I believed 
every word I was told and 
every word I uttered in support 
of this tradition. I have reason 
to second-guess this now. Not 
too long ago, a student was told 
by an instructor that he/she 
would be receiving a grade of 
"F" due to excessive absences; 
despite the student having 
maintained an "A" average in 
the class. The number of 
absences recorded by the stu- 
dent since beginning the class - 
one. The class was added with- 
in the time-frame allotted by 
the University and one day was 
missed, which - in the instruc- 
tor's mind - was one day too 

Now, our University is set 
up (supposed to be) in such a 
way that if a student has a 
problem of some sort, a hierar- 
chy exists in which these griev- 
ances can be heard and a deci- 
sion made based on the facts. 
However, in this case, there has 
been an obvious break-down. 
Respecting protocol, the stu- 
dent followed this hierarchy 
and no one would help. In a sit- 
uation that is blatantly person- 

al, those in positions to address 
the issue, fairly, and do some- 
thing about it have chosen to 
remain silent. 

Unfortunately, this is 
something that has not hap- 
pened in just one department, it 
is prevalent all over campus. 
Instructors are choosing when 
they will enforce the state- 
ments strategically placed in 
their syllabi. To further compli- 
cate our instructors' inconsis- 
tencies, those who have been 
placed in positions to help keep 
the instructors consistent, are 
doing nothing. Our, the stu- 
dents, education is at the dis- 
cretion of our instructors and 
how they feel on any given 
day. It has nothing to do with 
why we are here - to learn. 

Bottom line, our instruc- 
tors, administrators and staff 
have forgotten that it is about 
the "student," and giving us 
what we are paying for - an 
education. Until they realize 
the reason they are here, I pro- 
pose that the poems be taken 
down because they - the 
administrators, instructors and 
staff - are doing a poor job of 
exemplifying them. 

I guess, until the realiza- 
tion of their purpose at this 
institution is made, I will con- 
tinue to be very disappointed. 

Well, that is why we 
are asking for your sup- 
port. If we do not take the 
time and cover the topics 
that interest the students, 
we are not doing our job. 
So, the responsibility 
(and the opportunity) is 

Topics, as well as 
suggestions, can be 
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Just a Fan 

Don Harper 

With three of the four sum- things to think about. 

mer sessions almost complete, 
it's time to look into the future - 
but not far, just to the fall semes- 

The question is—Are you 
ready? The mind needs to be as 
clear as possible when entering 
the classroom. 

Don't think about not 
knowing anybody. Hi, my name 
is Don. Now you know some- 

Don't think about what 
your life would be like if you 
weren't here. (Make the best of 
your education, enjoy it. You 
will never forget these times, so 
make them good memories.) 

Don't think about how to 
not have an 8:00 class. It's 
inevitable, so get it out ot the 
way early. 

Now let's take a look at the 

Demon Football, (Sorry but 
I'm the sports editor— I think like 

Econ 2010! This class will 
kick your bootay. 

How to economically use 
the meal plan you payed gobs of 
money for. ECON 2010 won't 
help here. 

How to ensure you are able 
to watch NSU 22 at 3 p.m. and 
see the news and maybe get a 
laugh or two. 

How to maintain some kind 
of privacy in the dorms. This is 

On a serious side, think 
about yourself—how you want to 
do in school and the discipline it 
will take to get there. Be your 

It will be tough, but if it 
wasn't, would it be worth it? 


Page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, July 22, 1997 

Eight inductees named for 25th year anniversary of Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame 

Don Harper 

Sports Editor 

The 25th anniversary of The 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame was 
held July 12 in the Student Union 
Ballroom where eight new inductees 
were honored. 

The new inductees for 1997 
were Emmett Pare', Harold Porter, 
Leslie Gaudet, L.J. Hoss Garrett, 
Joyce Walker, Scotty Robinson, 
Dalton Hilliard and NSU's Gary 

Pare' in 37 seasons as coach of 
the Tulane tennis team Shared the 
1959 NCAA Championship with 
Notre Dame, produced 20 southeast 
conference team championships, 14 
SEC singles titles, six NCAA singles 
winners, and two NCAA doubles 

Harold Porter was a record set- 
ting track athlete at USL and East 
Jefferson High. He set eight school 
records at USL and became the 
school's first NCAA Division I Ail- 
American as a freshman. He ran on 
the U.S. Track and Field Federation's 

school bas- 
k e t b a 1 1 
when he 
from Pine 
School in 
1970 and 
that honor 
for more 
than two 

decades. His 1,026 wins still ranks 
sixth all time. Gaudet coached 
almost 2,000 games in his career and 
never received a technical foul. 

L.J. Hoss Garrett's impact on 
high school football can still be felt 
25 years after he retired in 1971 as 
the states winningest all-time coach. 
He remains no. 2 today. He won 247 
games in Ruston, 14 district titles and 

state titles in 1941, 1947, and 1951. 

Joyce Walker 
still ranks fifth all- 
time in NCAA 
history with 2,096 
points at LSU 
from 1981-1984. 
She holds the 
NCAA record for 
career field goals 
at 1,259. Walker 
was a two-time 
Kodak Coaches 
All-American and 
three-time all SEC 
pick. She later 
played for the 
world famous 

Robertson spent 
10 years as the 
head basketball 
coach of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 
before he started his two decades in 
the NBA. He was the first coach of 
the New Orleans Jazz, and is current- 
ly the first assistant to Pat Riley of 

the Miami 
Heat. He 
was also 
the head 
coach of 
t h e 
Bulls and 
the Detroit 

NSU by being the first three time All- 

TTie 1997 inductees to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 

photo compliments of NSU photographic services 

Three time NSU All-American Gary 
Reasons with President Randall J. Webb 

photo compliments of NSU photographic services 

Hilliard is 
the all- 
time rush- 
ing leader 
at LSU 
with 4,050 
yards and 
the 4th 
rusher in 
SEC histo- 
ry. He 

made the All-SEC team three times 
and set a NCAA freshman record 
with 16 touchdowns and 96 points. 
Hilliard remained in Louisiana for 
his pro career with the Saints. He is 
still the second leading rusher in 
Saints' history with 4,164 yards in 
just eight seasons. In 1989 he led the 
NFL with 13 touchdowns in a Pro 
Bowl season. 

Gary Reasons began his career at 

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American in NCAA Division I-AA. 
The 6-4, 235-pound linebacker set 

Northwestern State records with 394 
career tackles, 
172 as a senior 
and 24 in one 
game. A 
fourth round 
NFL Draft 
pick, he made 
the NFL All- 
Rookie team. 
Reasons was 
named to the 
all madden 
team during 
his pro-career. 
He started on 
the two New 
York Giants' 
two Super 
teams in 1986 
and 1991. He 
was the lead- 
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"The Student 9{ezuspaper of ^Northwestern State University 

Vol. 86, No. 4, 1 2 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 2, 1997 

Increase in fees may improve University technology; students to see immediate results 

Stacey L. Michael s 
news editor 

The University charged 
students up to an extra SI 00 dur- 
ing fee payment last week. 

This fee was assessed as 
part of a program that will bring 
the latest technology to the cam- 

The fee is state mandat- 
ed for all Louisiana schools. 
Although the State Legislature 
approved the $5 per semester 
hour fee, different schools have 
set a cap for the maximum 
amount that is to be charged. 
Northwestern has set the highest 
cap of SI 00 (20 hours). Alicia 
Thomas, SGA president, defends 
the high cap by suggesting that in 
five years, schools that capped it 
at a mere $60 may have to raise 
it. "NSU will never have to raise 
the fee" Thomas said. 

Thomas also promises 
that students will begin to see 
immediate improvements. Plans 
for a computer lab in Varnado 
Hall will be established this 
semester. As will a computer lab 
on the second floor of the 
Student Union. 

Other additions will 

include interactive information 
kiosks which will enable stu- 
dents to inquire on issues such as 
financial information and tran- 
scripts. Students will also be able 
to register for classes and pay 
fees at the kiosks. Developing a 
resume service, university 
intranet, and an on-line job 
search is also being considered. 

Although the bulk of the 
money spent on technological 
improvements will be spent on 
the Natchitoches campus, the 
satellite campuses will also bene- 
fit from the fee. Plans for com- 
puter labs on the Shreveport and 
Leesville campuses have already 
been investigated. These stu- 
dents will also have access to 
web sight registration in addition 
to phone registration. 

"The new fee is not real- 
ly a problem for most students, 
but for those of us who are 
involved with programs like the 
International Student Exchange 
Program, we should not be 
charged for something we can't 
use," Carrie Shepherd, junior 
ISEP participant said. Although 
some students are upset by the 
new fee, it will help all students 
in the long run. 

Students at fall fee payment wait in lines to pay up to $100 more than in previous semesters. 

Heath Crawford 

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training finds Student s death spawns investigation 
permanent home in soon to be remodeled Old Women's Gym 

News Bureau 

Groundbreaking cere- 
monies for the permanent home 
of the National Center for 
Preservation Technology and 
Training will be held Thursday, 
Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the 
Women's Gym. 

Guest speaker for the 
ceremony will be U.S. Rep. Jim 
McCrery. The ceremony is open 
to the public. 

The Women's Gym will 
be remodeled as a state-of-the-art 
research, training and adminis- 
trative facility, according to 
NCPTT Executive Director John 
Robbins. The project is funded 
by a $3.35 million congressional 
appropriation. The rehabilitation 
of the gym will begin in 
September and be done by the 

State of Louisiana under contract 
to the National Park Service. 

Work on the exterior of 
the gym will 
restore its 
Interior work 
will respect 
the original 
design of the 
while accom- 
modating its 
new use. The 
Gym is listed 
on the 

Register of Historic Places as 
architecturally significant. The 
gym was constructed in 1926 as. 
the first physical education facil- 

ity in Louisiana for women. It 
was used until the 1970's. 

"The rehabilitation of 
the Women's Gym is a 
major preservation project 
for the National P;nh 
Service. It is important for 
the National Center for 
Preservation Technology 
and Training to have a per- 
manent home," said 
Robbins. "This project 
brings together many 
aspects in preservation 
today including conserva- 
tion science, information 
management and training." 

A permanent exhibit will 
be installed as part of the 
rehabilitation project. The exhib- 
it will interpret the art, craft and 
science of preservation and con- 
servation using artifacts from 

collections and historic sites in 
Natchitoches Parish. The exhibit 
will be open to the public daily. 

The new 20,000 square 
foot facility will also include 
administrative offices, two scien- 
tific laboratories, a computer lab- 
oratory, a library, seminar rooms, 
a preservation and conservation 
archive and a meeting facility in 
the original gymnasium space. 

"We are pleased that this 
project is getting under way and 
we anxiously look forward to its 
completion," said President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb, a member of 
the center's Advisory Board. 
"The National Center and its 
staff have been tremendous 
assets for Northwestern and the 

See Women's Gym, page 3 

Secretary of Revenue 
John Kennedy announced that 
the Office of Alcohol and 
Tobacco Control (ATC) has 
launched a 
full investi- 
gation into 
this week's 
death of 20 
y e a r- o 1 d 
LSU student 
B enj amin 
who died of 
acute alco- 
hol intoxi- 
cation as a 
result of 
binge drinking. 

"This was a terrible 
tragedy. It was horrible accident. 
By all accounts, some good kids 
who, like most kids, thought they 
were bullet-proof, did something 
stupid. They paid dearly. One 
paid with his life. We can't 

change that. What we can do is 
find out if any adults contributed 
to that mistake. If they did, they 
will be punished to the full extent 
of the 
law," said 
of our top 
tors have 
to this 
case, and 
we intend 
to have 
the ATC 

office do its best to prevent such 
a tragedy from happening again," 
added Kennedy. 

Kennedy slated that the 
investigation is seeking to deter- 

"...some good kids who, like 
most kids, thought they 
were bullet proof, did some- 
thing stupid. They paid 

John Kennedy 

See Student's death, page 2 

False advertising aimed at students exposed by Federal Trade Commission 

Federal Trade Commission 

Two Seattle, Washington 
based companies and their prin- 
ciple officers have agreed to pay 
an estimated $288,000 into a 
redress pool from which partial 
refunds may be made to students 
who paid for scholarships or 
other college financial aid, the 
Federal Trade Commission 

The FTC charged the 
defendants — Progressive 
Media, Inc. and Collegiate 
Communications Group, Inc. — 
in November with misrepresent- 
ing that employment and finan- 
cial aid directories sold through 
telemarketing calls actually were 
"programs" that guaranteed stu- 
dents jobs with free room, board 
and transportation, or free finan- 
cial aid from a "$6 billion pool of 
unclaimed aid." 

The FTC also alleged that the 
defendants' money-back guaran- 
tee turned out to be false. 

The charges in this case 
were filed as part of "Operation 
Missed Fortune," a federal-state 
enforcement crackdown on busi- 
ness opportunity and employ- 
ment schemes that involved 
more than 75 actions by the FTC 
and securities regulators or 
Attorneys General from 25 

The FTC is advising stu- 
dents that no scholarship search 
service can guarantee that a stu- 
dent will receive a scholarship, 
and that such promises are a red 

flag for fraud. 

In addition, the FTC 
said, money-back guarantees for 
scholarship or employment ser- 
vices often come with conditions 
that are impossible or, at best, 
difficult to meet. 

The individual 
defendants in this particular 
case are Matthew G. Lucas, 
Kevin Lustgarten and Mark 

The FTC filed its 
complaint detailing the 
charges in federal district 
court in Seattle on Nov. 4, 
1996. The judge issued a 
temporary restraining order 
freezing the defendants' 
assets. The court granted a 
preliminary injunction that 
continued the asset freeze 
and prohibited the alleged 
misrepresentations on Dec. 

Trial was set for 
April 8, but the defendants 
then entered into settlement 
negotiations with the FTC. 

The redress pay- 
ments are included in consent 
judgments that resulted from 
those settlement negotiations 
and which, if approved by the 
court, would end the litiga- 
tion. Buchan would pay 
$5,000, Lustgarten would 
pay $3,000 and Lucas would 
sell various assets, including 
retirement accounts that 
would be exempt from a liti- 
gated judgment and then turn 
over an estimated $280,000 

to the redress fund. 

The FTC relied on sworn 
financial statements of the defen- 
dants in determining these 
redress amounts, and has includ- 

ed a provision in the judgments 
allowing the agency to ask the 
court to reopen the case should 
the defendants be found to have 
misrepresented their financial 


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This example of false advertising was provided 
by the FTC. 


The judgments also 
would prohibit the defendants 
from making any false or mis- 
leading representation in connec- 
tion with the future marketing 
of any employment or financial 
aid product or service, includ- 
ing that they are providing 
something other than a publica- 
tion or newsletter. 

These provi- 
sions also prohibit misrepresen- 
tations about the likelihood that 
a customer will get a certain 
job, receive certain earnings or 
benefits, or obtain financial aid, 
and about whether or what 
amount of financial aid goes 
unclaimed each year. 

In addition, the 
consent judgments would pre- 
vent the defendants from mis- 
representing any money-back 
guarantee and, in fact, would 
prohibit them from mentioning 
return or refund rates unless 
asked and, in that instance, 
would require them to accurate- 
ly describe the steps consumers 
must take to obtain a refund. 

The judgments 
also contain various reporting 
and record-keeping provisions 
that would assist the FTC in 
monitoring the defendants' 

The Commission vote to 
approve these consent judg- 
ments for filing in court was 5- 
0. They were filed July 23 in 
US District Court for the 
Western District of Washington, 

in Seattle. 

The FTC has come up with six 
signs a scholarship search may 
be a scholarship scam. 

1 . "The scholarship is guaranteed 
or your money back." No one 
can guarantee that they'll get you 
a grant or scholarship. Refund 
guarantees often have conditions 
or stringsattached. Get refund 
policies in writing — before you 

2. "You can't get this informa- 
tion anywhere else." There are 
many free lists of scholarships. 
Check with your school or 
library before you decide to pay 
someone to do the work for you. 

3. "May I have your credit card 
or bank account number to hold 
this scholarship?" Don't give out 
your credit card or bank account 
number on the phone without 
getting information in writing 
first. It may be a set-up for an 
unauthorized withdrawal. 

4. "We'll do all the work." Don't 
be fooled. There's no way around 
it. You must apply for scholar- 
ships or grants yourself. 

5. The scholarship will cost some 
money. Don't pay anyone who 
claims to be "holding" a scholar- 
ship or grant for you. Free 
money shouldn't cost a thing. 

6. "You've been selected" by a 
'national foundation' to receive a 
scholarship, or "You're a final- 
ist" in a contest you never 
entered. Before you send money 
to apply for a scholarship, check 
it out. Make sure the foundation 
or program is legitimate. 


page 2 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 2, 1997 

Career Evaluation and Information 
Center receives grant for 1997-98 

News Bureau 

The Career Evaluation 
and Information Center has 
received a grant of 569,522 for 
the upcoming year. 

The center is located in 
Watson Library and serves as a 
resource for residents of 
Natchitoches, Caddo, DeSoto, 
Sabine, Red River, Bossier, 
Claibome,Webster, Lincoln and 
Bienville Parishes. It provides 
career aptitude diagnostics for all 
JTPA trainees in the region. 

"There are two popula- 
tions we serve — the referred 
people in the 10 parishes of 
Northwest Louisiana and every- 
body else," said Charles Caron, 
who has directed the center since 
1989. "We are available to do 
career assessment and counsel- 
ing targeted to special needs pop- 
ulation and others who can use 
our services." 

Over the past 10 years, 
the CEIC has provided services 
for 4,357 people directed to it by 
its funding sources and approxi- 
mately 500 walk-in clients per 

Since being originally 
funded in 1988, the center has 
received $1,036,833 in grants 
and is one of the longest running 
consecutive funded grant pro- 
grams written by an individual at 
NSU. Fleming Thomas, an assis- 
tant professor in the library, 
authored the original funding 
request that led to its establish- 

"Career counseling is 
now more important than ever," 
said Caron. "The career environ- 
ment is evolving at an accelerat- 
ing pace. About 10 years ago, the 
average person would have three 
career changes over their lifetime 

in the workplace. In a survey 
three years ago, that number had 
increased to seven. The old men- 
tality that you do a job until you 
retire has changed. Retraining is 
the future." 

The Center has the 
largest collection of career mate- 
rials in the South with more than 
1,000 books and 250 videos to 
compliment additional resources 
as well as the professional staff. 

"The information we 
have covers every topic relating 
to careers including career iden- 
tification and career advance- 
ment," said Caron. "We also 
have information on all aspects 
of personal development, stan- 
dard job search and resume tech- 
niques and cover letters. We 
emphasize utilizing the most effi- 
cient and effective job search 

Caron tells those who 
are looking for the right career 
not to overlook one of the most 
obvious job search techniques — 

"As opposed to other 
techniques of job searching, 
those who found their job 
through networking began at a 
33 percent higher salary and their 
search time was reduced by 65 
percent," said Caron. "Those fig- 
ures have been valid for the past 
20 years and there's no reason to 
think they will change drastical- 


Caron said the Center's 
goal is broader than a placement 

"We're a career center. 
Our goal is to maximize the indi- 
vidual's career potential," he 
said. "Our exploration activities 
help the individual focus and 
help them find what they want to 

Campus Connections 

Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Community 

The Purple Jackets Club would like to extend its services to the 
administration, faculty, and staff. To request the assistance of our 
members, please contact Elizabeth Storer, President, at 356-743 1 
or Tenia Ebarb, Public Relations Chairman; at 352-4077. The 
request must be made two weeks prior to the event. A description 
of the event including the date, time, location, and number of 
members needed must also be included. We look forward to serv- 
ing NSU and the community during the semester. 

College Republicans 

We are having an informational meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 in the 
Student Union, Rm. 321 at 6 p.m. We will make plans for this 
semester. Anyone interested is invited to attend. 

Current Sauce 

We will hold our weekly meetings throughout the semester on 
Thursdays at 2 p.m. If you are an editorial staff member, please 
attend. If you are just interested in writing, stop by and fill out an 
application. The deadline for all campus connections is the 
Thursday prior to publication at 4:30 p.m. They must be on the 
campus connection form provided in Rm. 225 Kyser and may be 
either dropped off or faxed to the Current Sauce office. The dead- 
line for all advertisements is the Thursday prior to publication at 


NSU 22 News 

There will be a mandatory meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. 
in Studio A. Anyone who wants to be a part of it this year needs 
to attend. If there are any schedule conflicts, please contact 
Sherlynn Byrd at 357-4401 or visit her in Rm. 108 Kyser. 

NSU News 

Anyone interested in working for the cable television news pro- 
gram come to Studio A, 138 Rm. Kyser, Sept. 4, 2- 4:30. No 
experience required and all majors welcomed. 

Purple Jackets 

Welcome back ladies! Our first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 2 
at 9:15 p.m. in the Purple Jackets room. 

SAB Committee 

The SAB Committee-At-Large is a way for all students to get 
involved this year and let their voice be heard in the planning 
process for events and programs sponsored by the SAB. It is an 
open forum for all students to come and help make plans and give 
ideas about what they would like to see. During the meetings, 
students work with the committee chairman, representatives at 
large and residential representatives on SAB to brainstorm for 
new ideas. Meetings will be held every Monday at 8:30 p.m. in 
Rm. 22 1 of the Student Union. Many of the ideas for campus 
activities, such as bands for concerts, comedians, tailgate parties, 
and other special events have come from students at these meet- 
ings. Any student interested in becoming involved with the com- 
mittee needs to contact Tim Savoie, vice president of the SAB, at 
357-6511 or stop by Rm. 214 of the Student Union for more 


During Welcome Week, the Student Government Association sponsored an outdoor 
Voodoo Grove concert at the Student Union. 

Heath Crawford 


Industrial Technology degree program receives re-accreditation 

News Bureau 

The industrial technolo- 
gy degree program has been 
granted re-accreditation by the 
Board of Accreditation of the 
National Association of 
Industrial Technology, according 
to Dr. Austin Temple, Jr., Dean of 
the College of Science and 

A site visitation team 
consisting of four NAIT repre- 
sentatives considered numerous 
standards in recommending 
accreditation including program 

philosophy and objectives, cur- 
riculum foundation require- 
ments, facilities and equipment, 
faculty qualifications, student 
admission and retention stan- 
dards and assessment of student 

'The team cited in their 
report a number of strong points 
in our program including the 
courses we offer, our ties with 
local and regional industries, job 
placement rate, our faculty and 
their repore with our students, 
state-of-the-art equipment and 
instrumentation in our labs and 

internship and cooperative pro- 
grams," Temple said. 

The program has been 
accredited since 1982. 

NAIT accredits both 
bachelor's and associate level 
degree programs and is recog- 
nized by the U.S. Department of 
Education for accreditation of 
bachelor's level degree pro- 
grams. A nonprofit, professional 
organization for technical man- 
agement personnel, technology 
based organizations and educa- 
tional institutions, NAIT's major 
purpose is to foster improvement 

in the field of industrial technol- 
ogy within colleges, universities, 
business and industries. 

"I think this speaks vol- 
umes for our program, for the 
faculty and staff in the program 
and Dr. William Dennis, who is 
acting head of the department," 
Temple said. "You use accredita- 
tion as a benchmark so you can 
compare your program to others 
in the country. What this tells us 
is that NSU is offering a quality 
program that is comparable to 
many others nationwide." 

Student s death, cont'd 

mine the following: who sold the 
alcohol; who helped obtain the 
alcohol; and under what circum- 
stances did Wynne and others 
consume it. 

The ATC will work with 
the East Baton Rouge Parish 
ABC office, LSU, and all other 
authorities in conducting the 

Kennedy announced that 
in addition to stepping up the 
ATC's compliance checks on 
sity area 
t h e 
tion to 

on and off campus. 

It will also include sting 
operations on convenience 
stores, supermarkets, and other 
establishments that sell alcohol. 

"While we're never; 
going to stop all young 
people from drinking, 
we can crack down on 
the adults who help 
them drink." 

"And if we see a group of kids 

standing around drinking, we'll 

check to see if they are of age, as 

well," said Kennedy. 

In Louisiana, it is legal 

for 1 8-20 year-olds to be in a bar, 

but it is illegal for them to be sold 

or consume alcohol there. 

It is legal for an under 

age individual to drink with their 

parents, spouse, or guardians. 

"We will not tolerate 

adults helping minors obtain 

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Tuesday, September 2, 1997 

Sorority rush 
benefits more 
than rushees 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Sorority women and rushees work on sendee projects during the Fun with Philanthropy day of Rush. These projects were creat- 
ed for various philanthropical organizations. Alpha Omicron Pi 7 Phi Mu, and Sigma Sigma Sigma will donate the completed 
hand crafted items to several area treatment facilities. 

NTE courses offered; will prepare students for the November 8 test Women s Gym, cont d 

News Bureau 

The Division of 
Continuing Education and 
Kaplan's Educational Centers 
are sponsoring two National 
Teacher's Exam courses on 
Saturday, Sept. 20. 

The courses are for first- 
time or repeat test takers prepar- 
ing for the Nov. 8 exam. 

Two full-length exams, 
math and reading comprehen- 
sion workshops, a comprehen- 
sive review prior to taking the 
exam and unlimited access to 

Kaplan's test-n-tape library are 
included in the course. 

Students can sit in on a 
Saturday only class or a 
Tuesday-Thursday class. 

The Kaplan NTE course 
will provide students with a 
structured format including rein- 

forcement exams given after 
each session and crucial test-tak- 
ing strategies needed for test day. 

Dr. James Stacy will 
teach the course. The registration 
deadline for the class is Friday, 
Sept. 5. 

ATC "sting operations" on drinking establishments yields results 

State of Louisiana Department of 

Secretary of Revenue, 
John Kennedy, whose depart- 
ment has jurisdiction over the 
office of Alcohol and Tobacco 
Control (ATC), said that 
increased compliance checks on 
bars and retail establishments 
have already yielded results. 

Kennedy told a press 
conference that in the wake of 
the death of 20 year-old LSU 
student Benjamin Wynne ATC 
"sting operations" would be 
increased in an effort to prevent 
the sale of alcohol to minors. 

Since the announce- 
ment, the ATC has reported the 
following results for the Baton 

Rouge and New Orleans areas: 

In New Orleans, of 16 
retail outlets checked on August 
28, six were found in violation of 
selling alcohol to minors. Of the 

"Of those who were caught sell- 
ing alcohol to minors, we will 
take whatever action necessary 
to hold them accountable." 

John Kennedy 

seven bars checked around the 
Tulane and Loyola University 
areas, no violations were report- 

In the Baton Rouge area, 
five establishments were 

checked with no violations 
reported. Also, the ATC checked 
over 250 individuals for age ver- 
ification, with no violations 

The ATC employs an 
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agent who attempts to 
purchase alcohol in order 
to determine whether or 
not a vendor is selling 
alcohol to minors. 

"This is a good sign for 
the first night. Of those 
who were caught selling 
alcohol to minors, we will take 
whatever action necessary to 
hold them accountable," says 
Secretary Kennedy. " 

For those where no vio- 
lations were found, I think it 

shows our efforts in tighter 
enforcement are paying off. 
People now know that the Office 
of Alcohol and Tobacco Control 
means business when it comes 
down to underage drinking," 

Natchitoches area. Their work 
has had a tremendous impact on 
the field of historic preservation. 
Their new home will help them 
accomplish even greater things 
in the future." 

The NCPTT is a group 
of experts within the National 
Park Service whose work focus- 
es on technical issues in preser- 
vation and conservation. 

The National Center's 
specialist team is dedicated to 
advancing the art, craft, and sci- 
ence of historic preservation in 
the fields of archeology, historic 
architecture, historic landscapes, 
objects and materials conserva- 
tion and interpretation. 

The NCPTT's work 

includes developing and dissem- 
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results and providing training 

The NCPTT is part of 
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National Park Service, under the 
Associate Director, Cultural 
Resource Stewardship and 
Partnership. The Center's con- 
gressional funding is approxi- 
mately $1,950,000 per year. 

Through project and 
grant work, the Center is active 
in the Natchitoches area and 
throughout Louisiana, working 
with government agencies and 
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Tuesday, September 2, 1997 

College Republicans review summer activities; plan for active semester 

Catherine Gill 
features editor 

While other organiza- 
tions took the summer off, the 
College Republicans continued 
to keep their mission alive by 
traveling to Washington D.C. for 
the College Republican National 
Convention. Five delegates 
attended the convention; Chad 
Mills, Angela Pine, Mark Gibson 
and Heather Perimon. 
Northwestern had the largest del- 
egation in attendance from 

In Washington D.C. the 
delegates elected a new execu- 
tive board to the College 
Republican National Committee, 
met with four Louisiana 
Congressman- McCrery, Baker, 
Tauzin, and Cooksey, attended 
seminars with speakers such as; 
Jack Kemp, former Vice 
Presidential candidate, 
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, 
and Congressman J.C. Watts, and 
toured such sights as the Capitol, 
Arlington Cemetary, Lincoln 
Memorial, and the Vietnam and 
Korean War Memorials. 

Throughout the spring 
semester the College 
Republicans raised approximate- 

ly $600 to help pay for the trip. 
Fundraisers and donations from 
businesses and individuals, 
including Mike Foster, governor 
of Louisiana, helped support the 
delegates. Fundraisers held con- 
sisted of a carwash, and raffle 
ticket sales. 

Plans for the upcoming 
semester are to take a trip to 
Baton Rouge for the Youth 
Leadership Conference, which 
will be presented by Louisiana 
State University. The trip is to be 
held September 13-14. Seminars 
will be given by Morton 
Blackwell, a CNN political com- 
mentary, who will discuss cam- 
paign management and the 
importance that youth play in 
electing candidates to office. 
The College Republicans are 
intending to send five to ten peo- 
ple to Baton Rouge. Anyone 
interested in attending the con- 
ference can either go to a 
College Republican meeting or 
contact Morton Blackwell. 

Other plans for the 
semester include establishing a 
Web page through NSU, present- 
ing guest speakers at weekly 
meetings, participating in intra- 
mural sports, holding informa- 
tional meetings about College 

Republicans, and promoting the 
importance of youth involvement 
in political organizations and 

Chad Mills, president of 
College Republicans, says, 
"What we're trying to do is reg- 
ister voters. We want to make 
Northwestern students realize it 
is important to vote and be 
involved. We are an auxiliary of 
the Republican party. We want 
to spread the message and beliefs 
to the students on the NSU cam- 
pus. We believe the Republican 
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and best represents the views of 
our generation." 

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every level, to play an active role 
in Republican campaigns at the 
local, state and national level, to 
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In order to receive this 
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is raised to a vote. This deter- 
mines the recipient. 

Both professors were 
honored at the May 5 Student 
Government banquet. In which 
they received plaques from for- 
mer SGA President, Carlton 

Downey, and Dr. Randall Webb. 

Roach was honored for 
Professor of the Year in 1996. 
Roach attended Northwestern 
receiving his undergraduate and 
masters, and then returned to 

"Both professors have been 
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plans for the Business depart- 
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visits. He has co-authored sever- 
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cles, and has written in journals 
on Marketing Education. Two of 
the books he has co-authored are 
Great Idea of Teaching and 
Teachers Edition for Multivista 
Data Analysis. He was also 
recently honored internationally 
by Who's Who of Professionals. 

"I was very surprised," 
Roach said. "I was invited by 
some friends in SGA to come to 
the banquet. We were sitting 
across from the Webbs when I 
was announced as the Teacher of 
the Year, I was delighted. I have 
worked hard to be a good profes- 
sor, because when I was in 
school I had good teachers and 
then had some that weren't so 
good. I wanted to make a differ- 
ence in my students." 

Sutton is honored as the 
Professor of the Year for 1997. 
Sutton is the Assistant Professor 
of Geography. His doctoral dis- 
sertation won a national award 
from the Transportation 
Specialty Group of the 
Association of American 
Geographers. He co-authored an 
article that came out in June in 
the Annals of the Association of 
American Geographers, "The 
Geography of Deregulation in 
the US Airline Industry." He is 
also advisor for the Club GEO. 

"It was very gratifying to 
receive the award from the gov- 
erning body that represents the 
students. Receiving such an 
award is special, but coming 
from the students of NSU is 
humbling," Sutton said. 

"Both professors have 
been excellent role models for 
students and have gone above 
and beyond their call of duty 
where students are concerned," 
said SGA President Alicia 
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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday. September 2, 1997 } j uesc i a , 

Summer for A & E Editor included Metal all the way from Milwaukee to Lafayette Ph 

Lesa thompson 
A & E Editor 

I figured that I should 
start out the new semester by 
telling you 
guys just how 
much killer 
stuff you 
missed out on 
during the 

and foremost, 
I had the 
opportunity to 
check out the 
during the 
11th annual 
For those of 
you who are 
with the 
MetalFest is a 
place for 
supporters of 
every manner 
of extreme 
music to 
hangout, catch 

the shows and meet the bands 
who make it all happen. 

This year alone, over 
10,000 fans showed up at 
MetalFest to show the world 


what they believe in. 

The weekend-long event 
isn't just about the music-it's 
also about the people who love 
and support it. This is the one 
time of year when those of us 

who bleed 

Metal can 
come together 
in a show of 
solidarity. The 
Punks stood 
next to the 
Hardcore kids, 
and the Black 
Metal fans 
stood next to 
the Death 
and everybody 

As a 
matter of fact, 
the only people 
who weren't 
well received 
were a couple 
of Neo-Nazi 
who decided to 
show up and 
cause a 
right before 
Napalm Death 
took the stage. Let's just say the 
Nazis won't be making that mis- 
take again. They left MetalFest 
wearing more beer than 
Mayberry's Otis could consume 
in a week. 

include stellar 
by bands like 
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photo - Wendy LaBisonierre 

photo - Wendy LaBisonierre 

Bleeding, Coal Chamber, 
Morgion, Obituary, Merauder, 
Broken Hope and Misled. 

One of the things that 
people seemed to be looking 
forward to the most, of course, 
was the reunion performance of 
S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death 
for all vou lay people out there). 
Billy Milano (M.O.D.), Dan 
Lilker (Brutal Truth), Scott Ian 
and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) 
were more than happy to give the 
people what 
they wanted, 
despite the 350 
degree heat 
inside the 
Moshers and 
crowd surfers 
alike went 
crazy to the 
tunes of "Fist 
Mania" and the 

I got 
the chance to 
do an interview 
with Billy 
(which will run 
later this 
semester) and 
found out that 
he is, indeed, a 
very honest 
and entertain- 
ing individual, 
and his brash, 
manner only 
adds some- 
thing intriguing and delightful to 
his character. 

Another one of the more 
eargerly awaited performances 
of Metalfest XI was put on by 
Exodus, featuring the original 
"Bonded by Blood" lineup. 
However, I have to say that, 
while I dug Exodus, the group 

that I was the most blown away 
by was Cradle of Filth. 

Not only was this the 
band's first shindig in America, 
but from what I've been told, it 
may very well have been their 
last. Either way, it's forever 
etched in my memory. Cradle 
did far more than just get up 
there and sing a few tunes- -they 
actually put on a show. 

Dani mesmerized the 
audience with his 


photo - Wendy LaBisonierre 

angelic/demonic vocals. The 
music changed tempo and mood 
in all the right places, and the 
light show was truly a spectacle 
to behold. Granted, I could've 
done without the half-naked 
dancing trollop, but everything 
else absolutely slaughtered; it 

Cradle of Filth are 
awesome, and after seeing 
them live, I can almost under- 
stand why one of their fans 
had Cradle's logo tattooed 
across his back. 
However, the one band that 
everybody bought a ticket to 
see was the venerable 
Masters of Metal, Venom (All 
Hail!). Cronos, Mantas and 
Abaddon took the stage wear- 
ing the full-on regalia that 
would' ve made 
anybody else look 
like jerks. 
Venom, on the 
other hand, 
looked like exact- 
ly what they are- 
the Gran 'Daddies I 
of all that is 

This was 
Venom's first U.S. 
performance in over 
1 1 years, and once 
they took the stage, it 
was easy to see why 
this is the band that's 
worshipped by both 
musicians and fans 
alike. Not only have 
Venom influenced 
Metal, but some 
would argue that 
without them, we'd 
all be sitting around 
listening to Foghat 
chanting "Rock on, 
Man, it's a Slow 
Ride, Yeah, you 

All in all, the 
entire weekend was a 
smashing success. 
True, my hotel room got broken 
into and some jackass stole my 
dirty drawers, but outside of that, 
I had a killer time. 

Shorly after my return 
from Milwaukee, I had the 
opportunity to catch DubWar 
down the road a piece in 
Lafayette. They put on one hell 


photo - Lesa thompson 

of a high energy show, and I 
can't wait to run their interview 
later on. DubWar are truly amaz- 
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jage 7 

Photo album of the good, the bad & the not-so-ugly in the Hallowed Halls of Metaldom 

Lesa thompso n 
A & E Editor 

Even if you didn't have 
the opportunity 
(or the cash) to 
travel to 
Milwaukee for 
MetalFest XI, 
maybe you 
were fortunate 
enough to catch 
a few shows 
closer to home. 

B u t 
even if you 
didn't, don't 
despair. Your 
old Metal 
Mama's gonna 
take real good 
care of you and 
fill you in on 
everything you 
missed from 
Napalm Death 
in New Orleans 

Aeturnus at the infamous 
Tattoo Bar in Dallas (owned by 
Dimebag of Pantera). 

Solitude Aeturnus 
packed the house and the club 


photo • Lesa thompson 


photo - One of the dudes in Electric Hellfire Club 

to Solitude 

ROLLINS photo - Lesa 

was filled by an almost suffocat- 
ing human heat, but nobody 
seemed to mind, not even during 
the opening band, Archie 

Solitude turned an eye to 
the past and played tunes from 
their early CDs as a way of 
saying thanks to the hometown 
horde, whom the band hadn't 
played for in over 3 years. But 
the crowd was just as receptive 
to the music on Solitude 
Aeturnus' more recent efforts, 
"Through My Darkest Hour" and 

Before Solitude 
Aeturnus, I traveled south to 
New Orleans to catch the Rollins 
Band. God knows-if anyone 
ever was a disciple in the Church 
of Rollins, it was me. 
Unfortunately, however, I met 
him, and that was the end of that. 
Maybe he was just tired, or in 
one of his "introspective" 
moods, but even so, I think it's 

safe to say that I've bought my 
last disc, read my last book and 
gone to my last show, as far as 
Rollins is concerned. 

GWAR played in New 
Orleans at Tipitina's, and open- 
ing the show were Puncture and 
the Electric Hellfire Club. Both 
opening bands put on a blowout 

show, as New Orleans was the 
last stop on the American leg of 
the tour. 

GWAR, of course, went 
balls out and the ooze flew 
everywhere. Slymenstra got 
married to Techno, Oderus 
turned to a penguin for comfort 
and the crowd did everything 


photo - Lesa thompson 

they could to get a piece of the 
action, including annihilating the 
barricades, which completely 
freaked out security. Obviously, 
it was a hella good 
time for all. 

The show 
that ended my so- 
called Summer of 
Madness was 
Napalm Death at 

Getting the 
evening started on a 
serious high note 
was Goat Whore, 
the new band of 
Acid Bath's Sammy 
Duet. And, due to 
some insane event, 
filling in on vocals 
was none other than 
Ben Falgoust of 
Soilent Green, 
who's going to be 
taking over as Goat Whore's 
frontman from now on (as if he 
already didn't have enough to 
keep him busy!). At any rate, 
this is going to be the band to 
focus your attentions on, I'm 
sure (Don't worry, I'll keep you 

Next to grace the stage 
was Crowbar, including the 
band's newest member, Kevin 
Bonn, replacing former guitarist 
Matt Thomas. No surprise, he's 
the perfect addition to the band. 
It' 11 be interesting to hear the dif- 
ference in Crowbar's sound 
whenever they come out with the 
follow-up CD to "Broken 

Napalm Death charged 
the stage with vocalist Barney 
sporting bandages from the new 
tattoo he'd gotten earlier in the 
day. But he didn't seem to notice 
this minor impediment while 
barking out Napalm tunes, 
including my favorite from the 
newest CD, Inside the Torn 
Apart, a song called " Down in 

the Zero." 

The crowd was typical 
for Napalm, and I thought I got 
my shoulder dislocated snapping 


photo - Lesa thompson 

the picture, but it was worth it. 
All totaled, this was a killer end- 
ing to a summer of Metal, and 
life, my friends, is a good thing. 


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Columnist discusses the value of communication between Student Government 

The Campus According to Casey 

Casey Shannon — 

A wise man once said, 
" The only reward for virtue is 
virtue. To have a friend you must 
first be one." If you stop and 
notice what is happening on 
campus you can truly grasp what 
it is that wise man was hinting 

As I embark on my third 
year of campus life, I am haunted,., 
by demons (no pun intended). 
For the past few years the cam- 
pus has been cursed with leaders 
that, try as they may, could not 
seem to get it done. 

The intentions were 
there and the effort was great, but 
for some reason every action 

taken by these leaders was reject- 
ed by a majority of the student 
body. This is not to say that there 
have been no successful events 
on campus, but something has 
always seemed to be a miss. 

Enter a new year, and 
with it, a new attitude. Almost 
immediately the difference has 
—been felt. The welcome week 
kick off party with Voodoo 
Grove was the most successful 
(on campus) event I have attend- 
ed during my brief tenure here at 
NSU, and is only the beginning 
of what promises to be the most 
exciting year students have seen 
in a long time. 

So what brought about 
this incredible turnaround? 
Honestly I don't know. There 
was no pixie dust spread across 
our campus (as far as I know) 
transforming it into a rich and 
vibrant land of knowledge and 
wealth, and I honestly do not 
believe that the asbestos level in 
the student union held anyone 

However, I do believe 
that communication has been a 
major impetus towards solving 
the problem. In years gone by, 
student organization leaders 
either could not or would not 
speak with each other. When 
they did, nothing seemed to get 

Everyone tended to their 
own business and opted to stay 
out of the way of other people's 
business. This years appointed 
leaders did not hesitate to mingle 
in each others business and get 
things done. 

So what is my point? 
Simply put.... keep in touch. A 

campus can not be appeased 
unless people are talking. 

This does not mean that 
if you do not agree with some- 
thing you have the right to bash 
Northwestern for the rest of your 
college career. 

This has been attempted 
by a select few who are firm 
advocates of the Rush Limbaugh 

theory sit on your butt and 

complain at a maximum decibel. 
This would be excusable if they 
lifted one finger to do something 
other than point it at every one 

Communication and 
people who are willing to put as 
much effort into something as 
they can are what lead to a cam- 
pus that gets things done togeth- 

In conclusion, pay atten- 
tion to what is happening and get 
involved, but remember.... the 
only reward for virtue is virtue. 
To have a friend you must first 
be one." 

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Take a walk through ... 

Heath's World 

Heath Crawford 

On behalf of the staff of 
The Current Sauce, let me be the 
first to welcome everyone back 
and I would just like to say that I 
am just so happy to be here 
(please detect the note of sar- 

This is my premier pub- 
lication of this column, so I hope 
everyone feels a little extra warm 
and fuzzy inside for being a part 
of it. 

I am a journalism major, 
minoring in photography. I am 
also the photography editor of 
The Current Sauce and The 
Potpourri, which means if you 
want to be in the paper or the 
yearbook and you see me walk- 
ing around with a camera, try to 
impress me and I might make 
you a permanent figure in the 
Northwestern State history book. 
(I'm sure stripping would 

impress me, but more than likely 
I wouldn't be able to use it.) 

Being that this is my 
first column, I haven't decided 
what the focus should be. Unlike 
others who write about how 
screwed up the University is, or 
about music groups that you've 
never heard of (and after hearing 
them, you understand why 
you've never heard of them), I'd 
like to get some input from you, 
the student. 

Any questions or com- 
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dirt, let alone your inner, most 
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down, most people love con- 
frontation. I know I do and hope- 
fully, I will get some questions 
and comments from you all that 
will really stir your minds and 
make you want to have your 
comments voiced. 

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NSU women's soccer club has big hopes in first SLC season 

Amy E. Lanbre 
Staff Writer 

The Northwestern State 
University women's soccer team 
yvill join the Southland 
Conference this year as it begins 
it's second season. 

Coach Maribeth Forrest, 
a former stand-out goalkeeper at 
Texas Christian University, will 
lead the 1 8 member team, which 
includes nine returning players, 
six freshman and three transfers. 
Forrest recruited players from 
Louisiana, Mississippi, 
California, and Texas. 

The Demon Soccer 
Team is gearing up for what 
might be a championship season. 
The team is facing a competitive 
19-match schedule. 

This year Northwestern 
soccer will be recognized in the 
Southland Conference. It will 
also be the first year that the 
Southland Conference will spon- 
sor a championship. 

"The team 
is strong 
and confi- 
dent and 
has a good 
chance of 
the confer- 
e n c e , " 
said. The 
team that 
wins the 
will host 

Upcoming Matches 

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the SLC Championships. 

The schedule consists of 
teams such as Stephen F. Austin, 
McNeese State, and 
Southeastern Louisiana, which 
are all members of the Southland 
The Demons 
will also play 
other compet- 
itive teams 
such as 
State, and 

The Demons 
had an intense 
which con- 
sisted of 

extensive conditioning drills as 
well as two to three practices a 

ay. During pre-season the 
Demon soccer team was ranked 

econd in the Southland 

The Demons will start 

he season at Oklahoma State 

nd Oral Roberts University 
August 31- September 2. The 

irst home game will be a confer- 

nce game against Southeastern 
Louisiana September 20 at 2 


The Demon Soccer Team will 
ontinue training and working 
ard. As the sign says in the 

ocker room, "If I'm not train- 

ng, someone else is, and when 

we meet, they will win." 

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Wed. September 10 
3 p.m. at the Rec Complex 
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The Fan goes nuts on fair-weather fans among other things 

Just a Fan 

A sports editorial by Don Harper 

A good day to all of my 
peoples. I hope you haven't 
missed me too much over the 

To those of you who 
might be freshmen I am refer- 
ring to my one faithful reader 
who I hope will some day 
become rich and famous and 
want me to write for them. 

This is going to be a 
great year I can feel it already, 
walked on to campus for the 
first time as senior on 
Wednesday looking at all of the 
new faces. I feel very proud to 
be where I am. I'm 29 years 
old and a senior in college. Not 
too bad, huh. That was a joke. 

This being a sports 
commentary I guess I better get 
started talking about sports. 

Today our lecture will 

be about faithfulness. Not 
about being faithful to your 
wife or husband, not to your 
country, not even to your old 
dog Blue. I'm talking about 
being faithful to your team(s). 

It is when we lose focus 
on the team we started with that 
we tend to start flopping around 
looking for some spectacle to 
follow. This irks the fan. 
I For whatever reason we 

all cheer for a particular team. 
Sometimes it's as simple as liv- 
ing near that team. Others may 
root for a team because of a sin- 
gle player like Brett Favre-. 
Others may just like the colors a 
team wears, (this is the way my 
wife thinks) 

The reasons for support- 
ing a team are endless. And I 
personnaly don't care why some 

one likes a team. It's their 
choice. Just don't change 

On the other hand let's 
talk about those people who 
change their favorite team after 
every Superbowl, National 
Championship, and World 
Series. This drives me nuts. 

The fair-weather fans 
and the bandwagon riders are 
the fans I can't handle. Why do 
people do that? 

Maybe it's because they 
have no friends and in order to 
be popular they cheer for the 
winner. Maybe it's because 
they have never had the desire 
to be good enough to win at 
anything, so they mooch from 
others who do. I don't know. I 
just wish they would stop. 

I can maybe come to 
one understandable conclusion 
as to why a fair-weather fan 
may do what he/she does. It 
could be the way professional 
sports have forced us to be. 

Today, we the sports 
fans, have a hard time cheering 
for the same team. Over the 
course of our lifetime because 

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our team either leaves for anoth- 
er city or our favorite players 
are traded to other teams. This 

atisfies the reasons mentioned 
earlier except for that color 


This is the era of the 
ree agent and is also the era of 
he popcorn fan, The fan who 

hangs around long enough to 
ee if the team is a winner or 
heir popcorn bucket is empty 

which ever comes first. 

Let's all hope in the 
nfinite wisdom of the players 

and the leagues that they realize 

what is happening to us, the 

Let's move on to col- 
ege sports and the fans that 
ove them. So far the NCAA 

has managed to keep most of 
t's athletic programs as whole- 
ome as possible. 

The rules haven't 

changed to suit the players, the 
earns don't move to another 
own, and the colors NEVER 

change, unless your coach is 
ohnny Majors then he might 

change them. Even though his 
earns don't get any better. 

The college fans are 
good people for the most part. 
Most of them realize that col- 
lege athletics is the heart and 
soul of competition in America. 
Very few professional athletes 
get there without being well 
trained by a college coach. 

That's all I have to say 
about that. 

Before I go though I 
would like to give all two of 
you some encouragement. It's 
time to get down to business. 
Time to open the books and put 
our nose to the grind stone and 
get busy with our education. 

We all got a wake up 
call when we heard about the 
student at LSU. If it hasn't hit 
you yet then let it sink in, that 
guy is dead! 

He is dead because he 
made some bad choices, not 
because he drank too much, not 
because some one bought the 
alcohol for him, not because he 
was at a frat celebration. 

We all come across 
choices every day that could 
make or break us. I hope you 
will think before your jump and 

I hope you make the right 

There are people out 
there who make the right choic- 
es. They are going to succeed. 
They are going to be your boss 
one day. They are going to get 
the job you wanted. 

I am not a fuddy duddy 
and I believe in having a great 
time while you are here. Life is 
too short not to. 

But along the same 
lines you always need to learn 
more each and every day. I 
speak from experience on this 
one. I wish I was a 22 year old 
senior instead a 29 year old 
senior. This is because of bad 
decisions. I hope you do better 
than I did. 

I wish you all luck and 
hope every one earns straight 
A's this semester. Go gett 'em 
and take no prisoners. 

Remember: If you are 
satisfied with who you are 
today, you will go no farther. 

But if you have the 
desire to know more, experience 
more, and be more then you 

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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 2, 1997 

Purple and white game takes a toll on the Demons 

Terry Kilgore 
Staff Writer 

Northwestern State Pre- 
Season Ail-American defensive 
end Robert Daniel may be lost 
for the season after suffering a 
tear to the anterior cruciate liga- 
ment (ACL) of his right knee in 
Thursday night's Purple and 
White game. 

Although the initial 
report of the injury to Daniel 
looks pretty bleak, it is still too 
early to be certain that this is a 
season-ending injury. If the tear 
is significant enough, then recon- 
structive surgery will be needed 
to repair the ligament. 

"I hope it's nothing seri- 
ous," Daniel said Friday in an 
interview with the Current 
Sauce. "I hope I can make it 
back for conference play. I want 
to be back for the playoffs." 

His hopes for returning 

to the field this season rest on his 
re-evaluation Tuesday. If recon- 
structive surgery is needed, he 
will probably be out for the 
year," Northwestern State head 
football Coach Sam Goodwin 

If Daniel cannot return 
to the team, the Demons would 
probably look to Senior Terry 
Johnson, a former starter, or 
Junior Mario Sanchez, both of 
whom Goodwin has plenty of 
confidence in. 

Daniel, obviously dis- 
traught over his injury, still has 
confidence in his team that they 
can overcome these hard times 
and keep their focus on their 
goals, foremost of which is to 
make the playoffs. 

Taking away football 
from Robert Daniel is like taking 
away part of his life. "I want to 
play. I really want to play," 
Daniel said. It is easy to under- 

stand why Daniel wants to get 
back on the field. 

According to 
Northwestern State Sports 
Information Director Doug 
Ireland, Daniel has a legitimate 
chance to be a first round draft 
pick in next years college draft. 

However, if Daniel is out 
for the season, he still has one 
year left of red-shirt eligibility 
left. This year of eligibility 
could be of use to him to 
improve his draft value for his 

Other Demons who sus- 
tained injuries during the game 
include Freshman offensive line- 
man Todd DeMoss (knee) and 
Senior middle linebacker 
Derrick Fields (knee). 
According to NSU trainer Ed 
Evans, these two injuries do not 
appear to be as serious as 
Daniel's. All of the injuries will 
be re-evaluated Tuesday. 

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Pitt vs Penn State 

Don Harper 
Sports Editor 

The law suit filed by 
men's basketball coach J.D. 
Barnett has brought NSU more 
than the normal amount of 
press coverage this summer. 

The suit filed on June 
27 in East Baton Rouge Parish 
in the 15th Judicial District 
Court names The Board of 
Trustees for State Colleges and 
Universities as the defendant. 

Coach Barnett alleges 
that the Board of trustees did 
not follow through with the 
commitment they made to 
name him the next athletic 

director at NSU. "This is not a 
suit for the job," Doug Ireland 
NSU SID said. "This is a suit 
which claims that the board of 
trustees made a commitment to 
hire J.D. as athletic director." 

This type of publicity 
comes at a time when the men's 
basketball team is looking to 
take control of the Southland 
Conference. The team is 
returning all five starters and 
the six top scorers to the team. 
Ireland made it clear that the 
suit will have no effect on the 
way coach Barnett does his job 
and has no effect on how the 
administrative staff is approach- 
ing the coming season. "Win 

or lose the suit will not affect 
the jobs of Burke or Barnett," 
Ireland said. 

This publicity is unfor- 
tunate for the student athletes. 
"Our goal is to refocus the 
attention back on the student 
athletes," Ireland said. "In 
reality, they are in front of the 
media more than the faculty 
and staff. They speak very w< 
for NSU." 

In a situation like this 
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ones who suffer the most. Thf 
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SGA sponsored "Keep Northwestern Beautiful" program to begin Sept. 15 

NSU Press 


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President Randall Webb 
and the Student Government 
Association will unveil the first 
"Keep Northwestern Beautiful" 
program on Sept. 15. 

According to Karen 
Overstreet, public issues special- 
ist with the Louisiana 
Cooperative Extension Service 
in Baton Rouge, recycling may 
be a key to cleaning up the waste 
problem. "It is a very effective 
way to save 
our natural 
and it 
reduces the 
amount of 
waste we 
have to get 
rid of," she 


meeting to 
discuss the possibilities of recy- 
cling on campus was held during 
the summer. According to atten- 
dants, the program will help 
keep the streets and the grounds 
of the campus free from litter 
and other wastes. 

Attendants included: 
Luke Dowden, SGA vice presi- 
dent; John Winston, vice presi- 
dent of University affairs; Scott 
Hawthorne, environmental 
health and safety officer; David 
Deggs, SAB president; Gail 
Jones, director of new student 
programs; Randall Hunt Moore, 
parish recycling coordinator; Dr. 
Chris Sutton, advisor of Club 
Geo; Ryan Scofield, president of 

Club Geo; and Dr. Arthur Allen, 
professor of biology. 

Moore, who is responsi- 
ble for coordinating the recy- 
cling efforts of 13 parishes and 
130 individual schools, is help- 
ing Club Geo and the University 
get the program underway. 

She and other attendants 
at the meeting discussed the tar- 
get areas of recycling for the 
University. They include white 
office paper, computer paper, 
mixed paper and aluminum cans. 

One of many points dis- 

"It is a very effective way to 
save our natural resources and 
it reduces the amount of waste 
we have to get rid of." 

Karen Overstreet 

cussed at the meeting was stu- 
dent, faculty and staff involve- 
ment. "We need to let the stu- 
dents know that we are serious 
about this...," Moore said. Moore 
also spoke of how the University 
would have to work closely with 
custodians in order to ensure the 
program's success. 

Moore also showed 
examples of signs designed to be 
posted by photocopy machines 
advocating making double-sided 

Club Geo members also 
plan to aid in the pick up of recy- 
clable goods. "We've got the 
man power, we just need some- 

New process impliment- 
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A policy that will require 
a seminar for first time financial 
aid applicants will be implement- 
ed before loan checks can be 
received for the upcoming 

The 30 minute seminar 
is a must for anyone who wishes 
to receive financial aid for the 
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they must attend a 30 minute seminar. 

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^Payment for loans received, 
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der has to pay the loan back 
^ a host of others will be cov- 
re d in detail at the informative 

"The average incoming 
r . es hman doesn't know the Ha- 
JJ«y and the consequences that 
along with loans," Ken Posey, 
^ncial aid counselor said, 
'his section is to educate the 

first time borrower on the 
responsibilities on student loan 

This program is required 
by law, in order to keep the 
default rate as low as possible. 
The default rate is calculated by 
the percentage of students that do 
not repay their loans. Louisiana 
has a 
rate of 
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ing it the 
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ask ques- 
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aid that 
may not 

thought to ask," said Mike Fuller, 
student financial aid associate 
director. "This seminar is a great 
way for students to get all the 

In the past, a student 
would go through a one on one 
interview with a financial aid 
counselor to get this same infor- 

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thing to do," 
Scofield said. 

and Winston 
focused on the 
"trash on cam- 
pus" aspect of 
the program. 
"Our primary 
concern is the 
litter on cam- 
pus," Winston 

According to 
attendants, a 
vehicle that 
will clean the 
streets on cam- 
pus would cost 
$63 per month. 
Money earned 
from the recy- 
cling of alu- 
minum cans 
could possibly 
cover that 

also gave sta- 
t i s t i c s . 
Americans are 
five percent of 
the world's 
population and 
contribute to 40 percent of the 
world's garbage. 

The waste that is not 
recycled goes into landfills. 
Although, according to 
Overstreet, there are not many 
health risks associated with the 
trash in landfills, but there are 
several problems. 

One such problem has to 

The Natchitoches Parish Compactor Station, located on Hwy, 1 North, at one time an 
active landfill, was forced to change the process in which disposables were handled 
because of the ever-growing piles of debris. 

do with the decomposition of 
materials in landfills. Much of 
the biodegradable waste does not 
decompose because of a lack of 
oxygen. Also, hazardous wastes 
cannot be disposed of in these 

Hazardous wastes which 
cannot be put in landfills include 
items such as cleaning solutions 

and paint. "We try and tell peo- 
ple to use up hazardous 
wastes...," Overstreet said. 

According to Overstreet, 
the state's goal has been to 
reduce the amount of waste 
products going into the landfills 
by 25 percent, therefore making 
each landfill last longer and 
using less land to store waste. 

Another problem with 
using the landfills is finding a 
place to put them. They must be 
away from the public in order to 
observe safety measures. 

Other upcoming events 
relating to recycling include 
National Make a Difference Day 
on Oct. 26 and National 
Recycling Day on Nov. 15. 

Improvements with University dining soon to be seen by students 

David Balcer 
contributing writer 

With the upcoming addi- 
tion of three national franchises 
and the recent signing of a 
$500,000 Aramark contract, 
improvements of campus dining 
are currently underway. 

"Significant renovations 
will occur in each of the three 
dining areas in order to improve 
the quality of environment for 
the students to dine in," Fred 
Fulton, vice president of student 
affairs, said. 

Iberville, Vic's and 
LeRendezvous will receive new 
tables and chairs in all dining 
areas and dining booths. 

In Iberville new carpet 
and tile has been added. Over 
$150,000 has already been spent. 

"The changes will be 
over a period of time, everything 
is not going to happen in the first 
six months," Fulton said. 

The timetable for these 
changes has been mapped out by 

The first major renova- 
tion will take place in Vic's dur- 

ing Christmas break. Iberville 
will be remodeled soon after in 
the summer of 1 998 and the ren- 
ovation of Le Rendezvous is 
expected to be completed in the 
Spring of 1999. 

Vic's will take on a new 

ning where the Gretel's Bake 
Shop rack is and will extend to 
the north cash register. 

Iberville dining hall will 
have a more dramatic remodel- 
ing job and the seating capacity 
will be increased by around 100 

^Significant renovations will occur in each of 
the three dining areas in order to improve the 
quality of environment for the students to 
dine in. 

Fred Fulton 

design and service layout for the 
spring semester and seating 
capacity will be increased by 50. 
In the plan, a bigger salad bar is 
proposed as well a national 
yogurt chain, Freshen's Yogurt. 

All of the food concepts 
will remain the same but it will 
be the layout of the concepts that 
will change. One change in the 
layout will be that all the foun- 
tain drinks will be in line begin- 

more seats. 

The wall separating the 
food concepts from the dining 
area will be removed so that the 
concept choices are visible when 

The support columns 
that the walls now hide will serve 
as a staging point for fountain 
beverages, trays/utensils, condi- 
ments and microwave ovens. 

The salad garden, kettle 

classics, sweet things and fresh 
start breakfast will all be brought 
together in a custom built food 
bar located in the center of 

The food bar will be 
staffed from the inside of a "U" 
shaped configuration. 

The final renovation will 
occur at Le Rendezvous where 
two national chains will be 
added. The Whataburger brand 
will replace Grille Works and 
Mai son Cafe Gourmet Coffee 
House will encompass the north- 
west corner of LeRendezvous, 
eliminating the arcade games and 
the pool tables. 

"The theory of the fast 
food chains is to bring something 
to the campus that already isn't 
in town," Chuck Weaver, food 
service director, said. 

All dining areas will also 
be completely refurbished. 
Ceramic tiles will cover all store 
fronts and brass/glass fixtures 
will replace all stainless and oak 
face guards. 

The goal is to achieve a 
brighter, more modern look. 

IFC elects new officers due to problems coordinating Fraternity Rush 

Catherine Gill 
features editor 

Because of problems 
coordinating a successful 
Fraternity Rush, new 
hiterfraternity Council officers 
will be elected Tuesday. 

Three of the organiza- 
tions officers were forced to 
resign their positions last week. 
Joel Deutser resigned as presi- 
dent, Richard Long resigned as 
vice-president and " Jason 
Maupin resigned as 
secretary/treasurer. A fourth 
officer. Shade Dufrene tem- 
porarily left school. 

"Shade Dufrene, IFC 
rush chairman, resigned from 
school and I organized rush the 
best I could with limited time," 

Joel Deutser, former IFC presi- 
dent, said. 

IFC, composed of dele- 
gates from each fra- 
ternity, has been in 
charge of Fraternity 
Rush for the past 
several years. 

Because of 
this year's problems, 
K.A National Board 
of Directors member 
Julian Foy is con- 
cerned about the effi- 
ciency of the IFC. 

"This year, 
IFC, in an effort to put on a 
proper, effective Rush, was a 
total failure." Foy said. There 
were communication problems 
between fraternities and incom- 
ing freshmen, and confusion 

about the rush schedule 

A booth was set up at 
fee payment, but because Rush 

'This year, IFC, in an effort to 
put on a proper, effective Rush, 
was a total failure/' 

Julian Foy 

started on the second day, many- 
were unable to sign up. "Meet 
and Greet," was scheduled to 
begin at 8 a.m., but Oinstead 
started at 11 a.m due to 
unforseen problems. 

Plans were also made 
to set up a tent near the dorms. 
These plans were never com- 

pleted, and 

again, people 
lost the chance 
to sign up. 


entire Rush 
schedule was 
moved several 
times. "The 
vote to move 
Rush was a 
unanimous vote 
by the fraternity 
representatives, not the offi- 
cers," Deutser said. 

see IFC, page 3. 



Natchitoches. Louisiana 

Cinema in dorms will provide students with entertainment 
and information 

Tuesday. September 9. 1997 

Emily Leonard 
features editor 

A new addition to dorm 
life to be implemented this 
semester is the in-house cine- 

The idea was conceived 
by former 
Director of 

"We will be the first 
public university in the state to 
have the cinema. The only other 
school in the state is Loyola, 
which is private," Alicia 
Thomas, SGA president. 

The cinema will be fea- 
tured on channel 21, available 

from SGA, 
SAB and 
Association, along with Boutte, 
Dr. Ronald McBride and 
Brenda Webb visited Loyola 
University in New Orleans 
where the in-house cinema is 
set up and running. 

The idea was then pre- 
sented to Dean of Students Fred 

'We will be the first public 
university in the state to have 
the cinema." 

Alicia Thomas 

in each of the dormitories. 
Movies that will be featured on 
Channel 21 will be some educa- 
tional, but also movies that are 
now available for rent. 

Another implement in 
the future to Channel 2 1 will be 
a bulletin board that will scroll 
24 hours a day. This will inform 

students about events happen- 
ing on campus. 

"We will have movies 
playing, but will also have a 
bulletin board for organizations 
to use. This is one of our 
goals," Fulton said. 

According to McBride, 
the process is totally 
automated. It allows 
the movies to be on a 
timer of when to 
play. While the 
movie is playing the 
bulletin board will 
shut itself off until 
the movie is over. 

McBride will 
be setting up the 
channel and equip- 
ment. "We hope the equipment 
will be here within two weeks, 
so it can be set up to start run- 
ning," McBride said. 

The cost of the in- 
house cinema is included in the 
price of room fees along with 
basic cable. 

Process, continued 

matios. This program was 
devised to limit the work load 
and time on processing the 
applications, in return speed- 
ing up the arrival of loan 

"•Before our office was 
overcome with individuals try- 
ing to get in for an interview." 
said Gil Gilson. student finan- 
cial aid director, "but now by 

doing these in one day it frees 
us up to do other processing 

Loan checks will be 
arriving on Sept. 27, and Oct. 1 
in the cashiers office, so it is 
imperative for you to have 
attended the 30 minute semi- 
nar, or you will be ineligible to 
receive vour loan check. 

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A mandatory 
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You will not be 
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Tuesday. September 9, 1997 

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Asbestos on campus unlikely to cause students harm 

A healthy educational 
environment is a priority for 
everyone, the question is; Is that 
possible at a university at which 
most of the buildings were con- 
structed prior to the 1978 ban of 

The rumor mill has gen- 
erated some pretty good rumors, 
since the asbestos abatement pro- 
gram started in the Student 
Union, during the summer. Dr. 
Pred Fulton, Vice President of 
Student Affairs agreed to answer 
some of the questions about the 
asbestos on campus to assure the 
student body of their safety. 

The disturbance of the 
asbestos in the student union was 
discovered during the repair of 
the roof and the ceiling in main 
upstairs lobby. "... during the 
reroofing we grew concerned," 
Or. Fulton Said. The asbestos 
insulation in the textured ceiling 
was disturbed due to the water 
damage from leaks in the roof. 

Upon verification of the 
asbestos problem the university 
took immediate steps to correct 
[he problem. During the last 
week of the third summer session 
Vic's, the main lobby, and the 
jail room were sealed. An 
isbestos abatement operation 

removed the potentially danger- 
ous insulator and repainted the 
ceilings with a new texture paint. 

The abatement program 
in the student union did effect the 
new plans Aramark has for 
remodeling and updating Vic's. 
The first phase of the remodeling 
project was scheduled for com- 
pletion during the break between 
the summer and fall semesters. 
The pro- 
ject has 
30 days. 

These seven, three inch thick, 3 
ring binders hold all the informa- 
tion on the asbestos program and 
available to the public. 

Scott Hawthorne, from 
the office of Environmental 
Safety, has the responsibility of 
overseeing this plan. There is 
not a plan at this time to abate the 
remaining asbestos on the cam- 
pus. "That would take the whole 

"You are more likely to breathe asbestos fiber 
standing on the street comer from the asbestos 
break pads (on cars) than you are in a building 
with undisturbed asbestos." 

Scott Hawthorne 

The lev- 
els of 
in the air 

were minimal during this abate- 
ment work. The levels of 
asbestos in the area sealed off for 
the abatement never reached a 
hazardous level and the sur- 
rounding areas were safe as well. 

The use of asbestos in 
the buildings on campus is docu- 
mented in the Asbestos 
Management Plan maintained in 
the Environmental Management 
Office and the physical plant. 

If you are interested in 
writing for 
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budget," Hawthorne said. He 
was also quick to point out that if 
25 percent of any building is ren- 
ovated the entire building 
asbestos must be abated. 

If you are concerned you 
are in an area where asbestos 
might be a problem see your 
building manager. Each building 
manager has a copy of the 
asbestos management for that 

IFC , continued 

Foy believes these prob- 
lems could have been prevented. 
"The University, the Greek 
affairs office and the advisors to 
the chapters will have to work 
together with IFC to have a logi- 
cal, sensible schedule...," Foy 
said. "It's to everyone's advan- 
tage for there to be a successful 
Rush. There has to be coopera- 

According to Reatha 
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Tuesday, October 14, 1997 

Lowe's Corporation 
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Wednesday, October 22, 1997 

Career Day will be held on Tuesday, September 23, in the 
Student Union Ballroom. Stop by to speak with recruiters 
from over 40 employers, along with representatives from 
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For more information about these and other exciting career 

opportunities contact: 
Counseling and Career Services 
Student Union, Room 305 

Hawthorne wouldn't 
give any guarantees of student 
safety but he did make this state- 
ment, "You are more likely to 
breath asbestos fiber standing on 
the street corner from the 
asbestos break pads then you are 
in a building with undisturbed 
asbestos," Hawthorne said. 

Asbestos was discovered 
to be the cause of asbestosis and 
mesothelioma in shipyard 
workers who were spray- 
ing high amounts of the 
chemical in the hulls of 
ships. This was being done 
without proper ventilation 
and breathing aparati. The 
levels of exposure they 
endured and the levels 
experienced by the average 
person cannot be com- 

If you see what could be 
a problem area where the 
asbestos has been disturbed 
please call Scott Hawthorne in 
the Environmental Management 
office at 357-4424. To this date 
there have been ho reports of 
harm to students of Northwestern 
due to asbestos exposure. 

IFC has the responsibility of 
ensuring a successful Fraternity 
Rush. "The IFC is in charge of 
promoting their Rush and is a 
self-governing body, so the 
responsibility is up to them," 
Cox said. 

"There needs to be a real 
effort... and more involvement 
with the University," Foy said. 
"We can't all be independent of 
each other and expect something 
to get done." 

Campus Connections 

Anthropological Society 

We will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. in 212 Kyser Hali. Plans for 
fall projects, including Basket Day on Dec. 6. will be discussed. 
Dr. Hailey will speak about graduate school admission policies. 
Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested, but unable 
to attend, please contact Kristin at 357-6705. 


NSU's Art and Literary Magazine will hold its first meeting 
Thursday at 7 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Boozman Hali. 
Anyone interested in a staff or editorial position should attend. 
Partial scholarships are available. 

Current Sauce 

Our meetings are every Thursday at 2 p.m. in 225 Kyscr Hal!. 
Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions or com- 
ments of any kind, please contact Tatum Lyles Dutile or Philip 
Wise at 357-5456. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

We will sponsor a "Salute to the Old School" step show on 
Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 
Participants must have pledged through Northwestern in the 
1970s, 80s and 90s and should not presently be active. For fur- 
ther information, please contact Kmika C. Lloyd at 354-2882. 

Financial Aid Seminar 

This seminar will take place Sept. 15 at 8 p.m., 9 p.m.. 10 p.m. 
and 11 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. This is mandatory 
for all first-time borrowers. 

National Broadcasting Society 

We will have an organizational meeting Wednesday at 3:45 
p.m. in Studio A. People interested in radio or television should 
attend. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. 

Phi Mu Fraternity 

Bible study will be Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Wear letters on 
Wednesday. Our next meeting is Sunday at 6 p.m. for actives 
and 8 p.m. for phjs. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Tuesday we will have our second crew meeting at 8 p.m. in the 
Student Union Ballroom. Wednesday we need Sigmas to com- 
pete in the swim meet at 3 p.m. in the Recreation Complex and 
we will also have a social meeting at 6:30 p.m. The football 
jamboree will be Thursday at 3 p.m. There will be a mandatory 
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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 9, 1997 

Crew begins season with an infonnational meeting £ 

Catherine Gill 
features editor 

NSU Crew kicked off 
the season with an informational 
meeting for all interested future 
rowers on September 3. The 
meeting consisted of a slide 
show, introduction of crew offi- 
cers, and a brief description of 
the crew lead by Calvin Cupp, 
head coach. 

Northwestern's crew 
began to furnish the students 
with a sport that all could enjoy, 
regardless of age, sex, experi- 
ence, athleticism and physical 

There is an unlimited 
squad size and all can compete 
in every event. "This is a partic- 
ipation sport, there are no cuts, 
no redshirts, and no bench- 
warmers. . . the majority at the 
college level have never rowed 
before coming to college.," 
Cupp said. 

Crew not only works 
out and competes but also sup- 
ports themselves. Alan Posch,, 
team president, comments, "We 
run ourselves, it's totally up to 
us (what we want to do)." 

There are five commit- 
tees and therefore limited work. 
Fundraisers are held during the 
semester with team members 
working the concession stands at 
football games for a key money 

This year the rowing 
team plans to travel to 
Tennessee, Georgia, and Texas. 
In the past, they have raced in 
such places as Austin, Texas; 
Gainesville, Flordia; Boston, 
Massachusetts; and 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to 
name a few. 

The rowing team trains in some of the calmest waters in 
the nation, the Cane River. NSU Crew's training waters 
attract teams from as far north as Massachusetts. 

NSU Press 

The crew races many 
schools, such as Notre Dame, 
Purdue, Tulane, Duke, and many 
other top schools with competi- 
tive rowing programs. 

Following the meeting, 
dates and times were given to 
those who were further interest- 

ed to meet and pick up informa- 
tional packets. During this 
meeting, a video was viewed in 
which crew techniques and safe- 
ty were discussed. 

If there are any ques- 
tions regarding NSU Crew con- 
tact Calvin Cupp at 357-5921. 

Regardless of your major, the Potpourri 
offers something for every student 

Emily Leonard 
features editor 

If you are interested in 
getting involved in a student 
organization at Northwestern, 
your options are endless. From 
the Student Activities Board to 
the Greek system, it all depends 
on what you want to participate 

One choice that is open 
to all students is to be a staff 
member on the Potpourri, the 
student produced yearbook of 
Northwestern State University. 

According to Kevin 
Brough, editor-in-chief of the 
1998 Potpourri, "All students, 
regardless of major or classifica- 
tion, are welcome and encour- 
aged to join the staff." 

The Potpourri covers 
campus activities from March to 
March and includes sections 
covering academics, student life, 
athletics, greeks, organizations 
and individuals. 

Also included in the 
1998 Potpourri will be a section 
about the College of Nursing, 
located in Shreveport. 

In addition, there will be 

campus spotlights, spotlighting 
interesting and unique members 
of Northwestern's student body. 

Unlike many of the high 
school yearbooks that current 
staff members worked on, the 
Potpourri 's layout is done entire- 
ly on computer, using programs 
such as QuarkXPress, Microsoft 
Word and Adobe Photoshop. 

Last year, all pictures 
that were used in the 1997 
Potpourri were scanned and 
then placed in the layout. As a 
result, a 99% finished layout was 
submitted to the publisher for 

For 1998, all pictures 
and artwork will be scanned, 
placed and submitted in the same 

For students that were 
involved with the yearbook dur- 
ing high school, the Potpourri 
staff is the place for you. 

"Students with the prior 
experience of having worked on 
a yearbook staff are a tremen- 
dous asset," Brough said. 
"However, those staff members 
with no experience are just as 
important as those with prior 

Students wishing to be a 
member of the Potpourri staff 
have a variety of areas to work 
in. These areas include writing,, 
design and layout and public 

"Opportunities are 
available to work with every 
aspect of the book," Brough 
said. "It all depends on what the 
staff member wants to do." 

"Students that get 
involved and continue to work 
with the book may be eligible for 
a scholarship as soon as the fol- 
lowing semester," Brough said. 
"But, as with everything else, it 
all depends on the individual 
staff member." 

In addition to earning 
scholarships, staff members also 
have the opportunity to receive 
an editorial position. 

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STD s in college students increasing, awareness leads to prevention 

More than eight million 
people under the age of 25 have 
an STD, and young adults are at 
the greatest risk of acquiring 
them because they are in their 
most sexually active years. They 
are more likely to have multiple 
partners, engage in unpro- 
tected sex, and have partners 
whose risk of having an 
STD is greater than most 

Take a few minutes 
to answer "true" or "false" 
to the following questions 
and find out if your STD IQ 
is high enough to keep you 


1. False. Some STDs, such 
as genital warts and herpes, 
can be spread either by gen- 
ital to genital, hand to geni- 
tal, or skin-to-skin contact 
with an infected area. 

2. False. Birth control 
devices, pills and contracep- 
tive foam and jellies do just 
one thing: protect against 
pregnancy. While male and 
female condoms made from latex 
help protect against some STDs, 
they do not cover all areas of 
possible infection (such as the 
base of the penis or outer vaginal 
areas) and may leave you at risk 
for some of the most common 
STDs such as HPV and herpes. 

3. True. The most common STD 
on college campuses is the 
human papillomavirus (HPV), of 
which there are more than 80 dif- 
ferent types (two of which cause 
genital warts). Almost 9% of all 
college students have an HPV 
infection. At one university, a 
study of female college students 

found that HPV infections were 
five times more common than all 
other types of STDs combined. 
And other studies have linked 
HPV infection when you're 
young to a higher risk of cervical 
cancer in young women and 

6. False. Viral STDs like genital 
warts can be transmitted by skin- 
to-skin contact (touch). And 
because condoms do not cover 
the entire anal and genital areas, 
massage and mutual 
masturbation can be risky. 

1. I can't get a sexually transmitted disease if I don't have 

2. All types of birth control will protect me from STDs. 

3. The most common STD on college campuses is human 
papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts. 

4. AIDS is not a problem on college campuses. 

5. Viral STDs (like genital warts and herpes) cannot be 

6. Condoms provide 100% protection from HPV. 

7. All STDs have symptoms. 

8. If I get an STD, I'll never be able to have sex again, 

9. Women are at a greater risk than men for STDs. 

10. You can have only one STD at a time. 

prostate cancer in men later on. 

4. False. While the number of 
young adults who enter college 
with or get AIDS during their 
college years is relatively low 
(about one in 500), you signifi- 
cantly increase your chances of 
getting the AIDS virus if you 
engage in risky behaviors 
(unprotected sex or sharing drug 

5. True. Viral STDs can be treat- 
ed and managed but not cured. 
Genital warts, for example, can 
be treated in a number of ways, 
so don't hesitate to see your doc- 
tor if you have — or 

think you have — genital warts. 

7. False. Many STDs, such as 
HPV, initially cause no symp- 
toms, especially in women. 
When symptoms develop, they 
may be confused with those of 
other diseases not 
transmitted through sexual con- 
tact. And because they have no 
symptoms, they are easily 

8. False. Remember that some 
STDs like Chlamydia, gonorrhea 
and syphilis are curable. Others, 
like genital warts and genital her- 
pes, are treatable and manage- 
able. If you have an 

STD or think you've been 
exposed to one, see a doctor who 

can diagnose and treat STDs, 
and help you manage your sexu- 
al — and psychological — health 
especially if your STD is 
not curable. 

9. True. Because of their anato- 
my and physiology, women are 
at greater risk than 
men for acquiring 
STDs and the compli- 
cations related to 

10. False. You can 
have more than one 
STD at the same time 
because each STD is 
transmitted the same 
way ... through inti- 
mate contact (penetra- 
tive intercourse and/or 
skin to-skin contact). 
If you have an STD, 
it's very important to 
eat right, get plenty of 
sleep and exercise, 
avoid alcohol, tobacco 
and other mood-alter- 
ing drugs, and see 
your doctor regularly. 
And if you are feeling depressed 
or anxious about having an STD, 
join a support group or get pro- 
fessional help. 

Scoring: Give yourself 10 points 
for each correct answer. If your 
score was 90% or higher, con- 
gratulations, you're informed, 
knowledgeable and taking con- 
trol of your sexual health, so 
keep up the good work. If your 
score was under 90%, call the 
national STD Hotline (800/227- 
8922) or see a professional at 
your college health center for 
more information. 

Club Geo contributes to 
campus beautification, 
recycling, litter reduction 

Catherine Gill 
features editor 

Club Geo will begin 
the year by helping with cam- 
pus beautification, recycling 
and litter reduction. 

The first meeting was 
organized by Dr. Chris 
Sutton, professor of geogra- 
phy, and Ryan Scofieid, pres- 
ident of Club Geo. 

This semester the 
plans to adopt 
a highway, 
contribute to 
the "Keep 
sponsor paper 
recycling, give presentations 
to orientation classes, and 
coordinate campus involve- 
ment for national "Make A 
Difference Day." 

Ann Marie Kinard, 
graduate student in Student 
Personnel Services, is excited 
that Club Geo is planning to 
take an active role in beauti- 
fying the campus. 

"All too many times 
students say that they wish 
the campus looked better or 
that they would like someone 
to clean it up," Kinard said. 
"Now we have an opportunity 
to stand up and say, if nobody 
else will keep our campus 

clean, we will. That's what I 
like about Club Geo and that 
is also why I am excited." 

Scofieid's desire to 
clean the campus arose when 
he noticed the large amounts 
of litter left after football 

"I discovered that the 
maintenance people had to 
take time out of their sched- 
ules just to pick up trash," 
Scofieid says. "Then it struck 
me, why 
we, the 
our trash 
in the 

cans? So many times the 
campus would have been bet- 
ter if there were more trash- 

Each department will 
have bins for paper and custo- 
dians will take the recycle 
goods to a designated place. 

"Northwestern gener- 
ates 25 tons of garbage a 
week," Scofieid said. "We 
want to recycle two to three 
tons per week. I hope to see 
Club Geo have a lot of mem- 
bers, carry on a successful 
recycling program on cam- 
pus, and make sure our cam- 
pus stays beautiful." 

"So many times the campus 
would have been better if 
there were more trash cans." 

Ryan Scofieid 

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Volleyball Tournament 

Friday, September 19 at 12 

Come enjoy BBQ and 
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Wed. September 10 
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Arts & Entertainment 

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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 9, 199" 

Gregor Mackintosh talks about everything from life in the music industry to child prostitutes 

Lesa thompso n 
A & E Editor 

Paradise Lost got 
together in Halifax, England in 
1988. Since that time, the band 
has released six albums, includ- 
ing their latest effort. 
One Second. 

Paradise Lost have sold 
well over a million albums world 
wide, and have toured just about 
every country imaginable. Not 
only have they covered 
territory from the standard fare 
of Germany, England and the 
U.S., but they've also traveled to 
more unexpected places like 
Poland, Israel, Slovenia and 

Over the course of their 
albums (Lost Paradise, Gothic, 
Shades of God, Icon, Draconian 
Times and One Second), Paradise 
Lost have made the transition 
from Death Metal to a more 
Gothic sound. 

Vocalist Nick Holmes no 
longer spews forth the lyrics, but 
rather offers them up with a 
healthy serving of fluidity, emo- 
tion and soul. 

Some may compare 
Paradise Lost to Sisters of 
Mercy, and indeed the Sisters' 
influence is evident, but Paradise 
Lost are by no means a rip off 
band. They seem to have taken a 
particular style of music and cre- 
ated a whole new genre from it. 

As there was no 
previous niche available for 
Paradise Lost to fit into, they've 
created their own. Whether 
another band will ever be able to 
join them remains to be seen. In 
the meantime, Paradise Lost can 
relax knowing that their unique 
sound continues to add to their 
ever expanding fan base. 

Two weeks ago, 
Paradise Lost guitarist Gregor 
Mackintosh got in touch with me 
from the Music for Nations 
office in New York. 

Mackintosh instantly 
came across as an honest, 
intelligent, affable and intrigu- 
ing person to converse with. No 
matter what subject I brought 
up, he had something of interest 
to say about it. Read the results 
and judge for yourself. 

I wasn't aware that Paradise 
Lost had ever toured the U.S. 

GM: We did in about '91 or '92, 
but it was just dreadful. It was 
the wrong tour. We were on with 
a band called Morbid Angel, and 
it just didn't work. 

Those guys are not 
exactly the most amicable people 
either, so it was dead before it 
started, really. We're hoping that 
it's better planned this time, and 
we think we've got everything 


So you're betting that the U.S. 
tour beginning in January will 
go smoothly. 

We don't expect anything, but 
we're very confident. 

Who would you want to tour 

That's a difficult ques- 
tion. I'm not particular- 
ly into many bands, I'm 
into songs. I think that 
if you're in a band and 
you get too much into 
one band, you start 
sounding like them. 

If we toured 
with someone like Nine 
Inch Nails or Smashing 
Pumpkins. ..I don't 
know. I just want to 
tour with someone that 
will give us a slightly 
more varied audience. 

Will you be playing 
any of the older 
material on tour? 

The ones that are still 
relevant today, we'll 
play live. But certain 
songs, I think, have 
definitely had their day. 
About 60 percent of the 
set will be older 
material that fits into a 
modern context. 

There's a bit of 
Paradise Lost material 
that gets released as 
singles not found on the album. 
Why not just stuff it all on the 
disc and make my life easy? 

It's partly because in England, 
you have to have a 6-track sin- 
gle, and it's partly because you 
like to do an album that has a 
definite beginning, middle and 
end. There's a certain feel to it. 

For instance, on this new 
album, One Second, we did a 
[hidden] track called "I 
Despair." We liked the track, 
but it just didn't fit into the 
album. We still wanted to use 
it, so we did it as an extra track 
that comes in after the last song 

So you didn't do it just to 
make my life hell. 

Well.. .There is that, as well.... 

You were talking about the 
"feel" of the album. When you 
were writing One Second, what 
sort of feel were you going for, 
as far as both yourselves and 
the listener are concerned? 

We try to put a lot of depth and 

atmosphere into it. Our only 
guideline these days is that we'll 
probably never write a happy- 

This is a very melan- 
choly album, quite downbeat, all 
done very subtly. I mean, it's 
easy to write a slow song and 
make it depressing, but it's not 
very challenging. It's more 

oriented and we've taken a lot of 
the aggression out. 

You can either pump it 
up really loud and listen to it as 
more of a rock album, or you can 
have it a little quieter and just sit 
in a room with the lights out. 

It'll be interesting to see how 
the new CD, One Second, is 

challenging to write a song that's 
got a good tune to it and a good 
beat, but that's still got a dark 
theme. That's more interesting to 
listen to. 

When I write a good 
melancholy tune, it's like a 
feeling of elation. I get off on 
sad music. Hopefully, other 
people do too. 

brought to life on stage. It's 
one thing to do something in a 
studio, but pulling it off live is 
something else. 

We've done two shows so far, 
festivals in Europe, trying out all 
this music. We've got a lot of 
new technology with us to try 
and recreate all of this stuff. 

The first gig went really 

"...When we come out in the evenings, 
there's hookers there. Some of them 
can't be more than 

—Gregor Mackintosh 

Does it bother you that some 
people may not appreciate the 
fact that your sound isn't 
brutal the way it was before? 

One of the main differences 
between this album and the [ear- 
lier ones] is that we're not teen- 
agers anymore. A lot of the angst 
is gone. It's not as guitar 

well, and in the second gig, all 
the equipment went down. A 
few teething problems, but I'm 
sure once we get out there.. .I'm 
confident about it. All we need 
maybe is a [temporary] keyboard 
player, but we're confident that 
we can play it all live. 

Do you mind the Sisters of 

Mercy comparison? 

No, and we've given them a nod 
as an influence. I was into them 
in the 80s, but I probably haven't 
listened to a record by them in 
five years now. It's mainly what 
we remember as [being] exciting 
about that kind of music then, 
rather than as a direct influence. 

I recently read a U.K. 
mag that interviewed you, 
and they were still writing 
about bands like Bon Jovi. 
Doesn't it just p— you off 
that you're sharing space 
with them? 

I guess they still sell 
records. They probably do, 
but I have no idea-they 
have absolutely no rele- 
vance to me at all. As long 
as people want to read 
about them, they'll put 'em 
in there. 

Bon Jovi still sells 
magazines whether anyone 
likes it or not—/ can 't stand 
them— but you've just got to 
swallow the fact. There's 
nothing you can do about 
but sit there and bitch. 

Have you checked out any 
Paradise Lost websites? 

I've seen a few. I find it 
quite strange. I was in the 
Kerrang office in London 
recently, and the editor 
typed in our name, and like 
200 references [came up]. I 
find it absolutely bizarre. 
I think it's great, the 
Internet, but I think it should it 
be policed better. 

You don't mean censored, do 

There's a difference between 
censorship and, well— no there 
isn't, really. I've seen some stuff 
on there that's dodgey, suspect, 
really seedy-things like 'how to 
make a bomb' and child 
] pornography. It's a bit much. I 
suppose you can put guidelines, 
as many as you want, but some- 
one's always going to find a 
way around it. 

We obviously live in a sick 
world. Do you think music 
can change that? 

Definitely. Music's changed a 
hell of alot in the world, I think. 
It's changed people's attitudes in 
a way. 

I'm a certain type of per- 
son, not purely because of music, 
but it's definitely helped to shape 
the way I am. I think it's a great 

But I don't like all this 
gangster rap. I think it's really 

negative. I know ours is not the 
most positive stuff out there, but 
at least it's not hurting anyone 
Our music is what we see. The 
lyrics on the new album are 
probably more real than the stuff 
we've done before. 

The track "Lydia" is 
about an under-aged hooker, to 
put it simply. Basically, we 
rehearse in a red light district, 
and when we come out in the 
evenings, there's hookers there. 
Some of them can't be more than 
12-years-old. Lydia is a fie 
tional character based on one of 
these girls and what kind of life 
she leads, what kind of child 
hood she must have had or has. 

It's just things we see 
everyday and what affects us, 
from the extremely trivial to the 
important. It's not solving any 
thing; it's just a question 
Everything, living day to day, is 
a huge question, really, but 
you've got to be passionate about 

You're obviously passionate 
about your music. 

I absolutely live for music. It's 
so fulfilling for me, I don't need 
anything else. I've never turned 
to drugs. I've dabbled, but I've 
never gotten into it. I don't see 
the point. 

But I'm sure it's not because 
drugs haven't been readily 
available over the years, yours 
if you had wanted them. 

It's disgusting the amount of 
drugs in this business. It's so 
seedy, you just want to throw up 
But what can you do-you can't 

Do you abstain from alcohol as 

I drink, but not much, just 
enough to numb the nerve end 
ings. I have to drink to fly; I hate 
flying. But I don't get drunk, 
because I don't like the feeling of 
being out of control. And when 
I'm home, I'm an absolute tee- 

What are you passionate about 
besides music? 

General things in life. I'm a bit 
too much of a thinker. I over 
analyze and read too much into 
things. I'm constantly overreact- 
ing, but that's just the way I am 
In a way, it's good 
because it makes me aware of 
things that other people might 
not be aware of. But sometimes 
I wish I just didn't think about it, 
Ultimately, though, I'd rather be 
like this. I want to be aware in 
life and know what's going on. 

Coal Chamber & featured interview, Paradise Lost, placed under musical microscope 

Lesa thompson 
A & E Editor 

RoadRunner Records 
Rating * * * 1/2 

Coal Chamber is 
industrial groove metal that 
reminds me more of Sepultura 
than Nine Inch Nads. 

I can't help but to keep 
thinking that if you liked 
Sepultura's Roots, then you're 
absolutely going to love Coal 
Chamber. The similarities are 
definitely there, and I intend that 
as nothing less than a 
compliment for Coal Chamber. 

B. Dez Fafara's vocals 
are a bit muffled in ty pical 
industrial fashion, but they're 
still understandable. 

The lyrics aren"t about 
anything particularly memo- 
rable, but I guess when one 
makes music like Coal 
Chamber's, the lyrics take a 
backseat to the overall sound. 

All totaled, Coal 
Chamber's music has the perfect 
blend of heavy and punchy. 

Coal Chamber played at 
the Milwaukee MetalFest in 
July. They put on a raw, big 
energy jam that seemed to take 
everyone by surprise. 

Coal Chamber were the 
last band to perform, taking the 
stage behind S.O.D.. and I 
don't think anybody was sorry 
they stayed around to check it 
out. It couldn't have been easy 
for Coal Chamber to have to go 
on behind Billy Milano and 
company, but they more than 
held their own. 

Music For Nations 
Rating ***** 

I LOVE this album! 
When I found out that it was 
soon to be released, I couldn't 
wait to get a copy. 

As far as I'm concerned, 
Paradise Lost have filled the 
void in my heart that's existed 
ever since I decided that 
Metalliea and Queensryche suck. 
(Okay, Queensryche don't 
exactly suck, but they sure in the 
hell aint what they used to be.) 

Anyway, music is the 
biggest part of my life. Because 
I hear so much of it, it's a rare 
event when I find something that 
totally blows me away. Don't 
get me wrong, I enjoy the hell 
out of a lot of stuff. But when I 

become semi-obsessed with 
something, it's because I feel 
like I get as much from the music 
as I give— and that's more than 
words can tell. 

Paradise Lost's music is 
dense, deep and smooth. You 
won't just listen to it-you'll feel 

Nick Holmes' vocals are 
deep and throaty, (along the lines 
of Peter Steele, but not as low), 
and it's easy to zone out while 
listening to him. 

It almost feels like it 
should be phy ^vally possible to 
feel the sound of that man's 

Paradise Losfs lyrics are 
something to truly sink your 
teeth into. There's a lot of sub- 
text, probably open to interpreta- 
tion, and you'll have a good time 
trying to "figure out exactly what 
it all means. 

This kills. I strongly 
suggest that you add it to your 
collection immediately. 

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From attorney "without a doubt" to "angry" rockers, women speak about social issues & more 

Lesa thompso n 
A & E Editor 

(Books rated on a scale 
from 1 to 5 stars.) 

Marcia Clark with Teresa 

Viking/Penguin Putnam Inc. 

There's only one word 
that comes to mind when 
describing Without A Doubt, and 
that word is DETAILS. 

In this book, Marcia 
Clark (along with Teresa 
Carpenter) goes into details, 
details and more details about the 
facts of the Simpson murder 
trial, both in and out of the court- 

Apparently, Ms. Clark 
realized that this might very well 
be her only chance to speak out 
fully and freely on the events 
leading up to and including the 
"Trial of the Century." So, from 
what I can tell, she decided to 
make the most of the opportunity 
and waylay the reader with 
ammo laden barrels blasting 
from both hips. 

In Without A Doubt, 
Clark comes across as being a 
very straight-forward, strong and 
opinionated woman. She isn't 
afraid to let everyone know her 
deepest thoughts on everything 
from O.J. Simpson and his 
"Dream Team" of lawyers, to 
racism in America, Judge Lance 
Ito, Mark Fuhrman, Kato Kaelin 
and Clark's relationship with her 
fellow prosecuting attorney, 
Christopher Darden. 

However, Clark does far 
more than just discuss what it 
was like for her to be in the 
courtroom of Judge Ito. She also 
goes to great lengths to make the 
reader understand that Marcia 
Clark was more than just a 
prosecutor. She was also a 
woman and a mother who had 
more than her own fair share of 
personal problems to deal with 
during the trial. 

How was Clark able to 
deal with the stress of 
concentrating on and prosecuting 
a double murder trial without 
succumbing to the pressures of a 
very public divorce? 
(Personally, I read the book and 
still don't know how she did it.) 

Perhaps the answer can 
be found on the back cover of the 
book. Pictured is a close-up of 
Clark's neckline where, hanging 
around her neck, is an 
unassuming silver chain. 
Dangling from it is a small 
pendant that looks home- 
made, upon which is 
inscribed the word 

But don't get the 
wrong idea. I hardly 
mean to imply that Clark 
is a goody-two-shoes 
who's likely to be 
nominated for Sainthood 
anytime soon. Her 
choice words didn't stir 
me to offense, but she'd 
probably rock the pope 
right off his throne. 

One thing that I 
particularly enjoyed 
about this book is the fact 
that Clark doesn't just 
spit out a bunch of legal 
jargon and expect the 
reader to either under- 
stand it or try to figure it 
out for herself. Instead, 
Clark carefully explains 
the hows and whys of 
everything she talks 

Which, in a certain 
sense, has its downside. Some of 
what Clark explains in this book 
is nothing less than enraging. 
Still, other facts are downright 
depressing. It seems as though, 
in this country, having celebrity 
status does often times put one a 
bit above the law. Sad, but 
apparently true, at least 
according to Marcia Clark. 

Also, if nothing else, this 
book may lead one to believe 
that Lance Ito was the absolute 
last person in the world who 
should have been sitting in 

judgment during this trial. 

Since reading Without A 
Doubt, I've found that the traves- 
ties in our legal system run 
amuck, and that just having a 
camera in the courtroom isn't 
enough to ensure that the law 
will be followed down to the 
very letter. 

Granted, I realize that 
Clark's opinion is likely to be 
biased. However, I will say that 
she does present a good case to 
backup her opinions. 

This book also asks 

Without a Doubt 


problems until we are finally 
ready to be cleansed of the sins 
of the father, so to speak. 
Rating * * * * 

From the former co-publisher 
of RE/SEARCH publications 
Interviews by Andrea Juno 
Juno Books 

I felt this book calling 
me from across the store. With 
a title like Angry Women in 
Rock, I figured it would either 
have to be an explosive epic, or 
a huge disappointment. 
Luckily, it was the former. 

Angry Women in Rock is 
a collection of conversations 

questions to which there may be 
definite answers. Such as, 
why was it newsworthy that 
Clark appeared in court sporting 
a new haircut? Did it have any 
baring on the case whatsoever? 
Further more, would Judge Ito 
have made his comments to 
another, male attorney? At the 
very least, it's worth thinking 

If nothing else, this book 
does bring to light certain social 
issues that we will have to set 
right. Either that, or we'll 
continue to contend with these 

between Andrea Juno and 13 of 
the women or groups that have 
helped shaped Rock 'N' Roll (or 
music for that matter) into what 
it is today. 

Included in Angry 
Women in Rock are interviews 
with Chrissie Hynde of The 
Pretenders, Joan Jett, 7 Year 

Bitch, Riot Grrrls, June 
Millington of Fanny, Tribe 8, 
Kendra Smith of Bikini Kill and 
Swans' member Jarboe, among 

Each interview is 
introduced by a brief biography 
of the woman whose words you 
are about to read. So even if you 
have no idea who Naomi Yang is, 
all you have to do is read the bio 
to find out. (Among other 
things, she's a bass player and 

Also, throughout the 
book are bold excerpts from the 
various interviews, eyecatching 
tidbits of quotes that make the 
reader want to hastily scan the 
text to find out where that could 
have possibly come from. 

The book is also laden 
with photographs that cover all 
poses from benign 
to shocking. Some 
people might 
even consider a 
few of the pictures 
to be semi- 
pornographic in 
nature, or offensive 
at the least. 
Personally, I don't 
consider any of the 
pictures offensive, 
but I wouldn't 
recommend this 
book to everyone. 

The subject 
matter of the 
interviews includes 
everything from 
politics and author- 
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violence and 
exploitation in the 
music industry: 
Prepare yourself to 
be blown away. 
What seems to 
be the main topic of discussion 
throughout Angry Women in 
Rock is feminism. One item that 
I found particularly 
surprising is that not all of the 
women in this book consider 
themselves to be feminists. 
Juno, on the other hand, seems to 
believe every woman is a 

feminist by nature. 

Apparently, Juno doesn't 
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views, either. She asks the ques- 
tions outright, and then has the 
courage and decency to allow 
each woman to state her answer 
in whatever manner she sees fit. 

It's also immediately 
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knowledge about the persons 
with whom she speaks. She asks 
relevant questions that the 
women seem only too eager to 
answer honestly and completely, 

Juno gets these "angry 
women" to open up and say 
exactly what it is that they're 
angry about. Barbara Walters 
(all hail) couldn't have done a 
better job. Besides, I don't think 
Barbara would have been able to 
handle the majority of responses. 
These women hold nothing 

Angry Women in Rock 
Volume One is about as far from 
being politically correct as any 
one item can be. One has to pos 
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unabashed honesty in order to 
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Ask yourself this 
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to question number two. 

Have you ever thought that maybe, if Northwestern was- 
n't such a desolate place to be on weekends, the football activities 
such as tailgate parties and yes, even the game, could be a lot of 

Show your true colors... 
purple and orange 


Here is the bad part: it will never compare to the games 
at other, larger universities and will never be as much fun for the 
rest of us if you, yes you, don't grab some friends and show up at 
the stadium on gameday. 

The football boosters and downtown have made plans to 
include as many fans as possible in the activities of game day. We 
should show them, but most importantly we should show our 
peers, that we support them. 

Our athletes may or may not be the next Barry Sanders 
but hey, they are OUR pride and joy. . . they're Demons. 

Who are we to stay home and not support our team and 
then turn around and blame them for not winning? Winners have 
to be motivated to win and if their peers are sitting in their apart- 
ments munching on potato chips, drinking a 16oz. Red Dog and 
scratching how can they be expected to win? With protruding 
beer bellies pointing towards the sky you really show your true 
colors. . . and they aren't purple and orange. 

In short, don't distract our team to become unfocused and 
then whine when they lose. We know they must be awesome ath- 
letes to compete at this level. And if we actually leave them alone 
and let them show their potential, as well as support and encour- 
age them, we could possibly brag that one of OUR players is play- 
ing in the NFL. 



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Take to heart what is in your heart and the rest is merely details. 

The Campus According to Casey 

Casey Shannon 

Wandering through my 
sabbatical in New York City last 
week I was struck with sharp 
Henry Milleresque moments of 

My daily visits to the 
Lincoln Center in uptown 
Manhattan brought a passage 
from [Miller's novel] Black 
Spring to my conscience over 
and over. The passage concerns 
it's self with standing in the mid- 
dle of New York City and watch- 
ing the completely indifferent 
passer buyers march into what 
ever it is that they do. 

I have never been much 
on surreal situations....I suppose 
I look at every one as being as 
full of it as 1 am, but standing in 
the middle of creative America, I 
had as close to an out - of - body 
experience as one could possibly 

This was not my first 
bite out of the big apple, rather it 
was my first bite as a mature 

sort of 
on his 
s u r - 
ings. I 

was chilled with brief, vivid 
memories of things that I had 
accomplished and things that I 
have yet to get done. 

From my first piano 
recital and baseball game, to my 
pitiful attempts at being a true 
musician and the realization that 
my strongest talents did not find 
a spotlight on the baseball field. 
Soon, I came to my first few 
weeks of college and these were 
the sharpest of the flashes that 
stroked my brain. 

I do not really remember 
most of the logistics, and I can 
not recall many of the people that 
crossed my path. 

I do remember my room- 
mate's annoying alarm clock and 
I can vaguely picture me (in a 
drunken stupor) impersonating 
beevis at one of the fine "after 
hour" establishments off cam- 
pus. None of this seems to mat- 

I remember the thoughts 

the most. 

As anyone who has read 
my past columns know I am a 
hopeless optimist who (in an 
attempt to see some good in all 
that is) allows life to trample 
across my soul from time to time. 

I remember being bro- 
ken of the beliefs and a few of 
the ideals I had grown to take for 
granted before college, and at the 
time feeling completely hope- 
less. It was like maxing out in 
the weight room for the first 
time.... for a few intense moments 
I actually believed that I could 
lock my arms and walk away 
feeling stronger, only to have the 
bar come crashing down. 

Through all of these 
memories I did lack, one thing 
that seems to be what has so 
many of my peers up in 

arms regret. 

I have failed miserably 
on several occasions in life. I 
have made a complete ass of 
myself on even more occasions 
(again I allude to my beevis 
impersonating days). However, 
these failures were direct prod- 
ucts of decisions made from the 

OK, oh enlightened col- 
umn-boy, what does this have to 
do with the people who are read- 
ing this column and could gen- 

uinely care less about your fresh- 
man year woes. 

Take to heart what is in 
your heart, and the rest is merely 

As humans we tend to 
weigh the options in order to 
come up with most appropriate 
opportunity cost of a particular 

We tend to let our brains 
override our hearts. Sometimes 
discretion is the better part of 
valor (once again. ..the Beevis 
thing comes to mind). 

However, more often 
than not, your brain can elimi- 
nate any chance you will ever 
have at doing something worth- 
while. Every day you hear how 
someone a little older than you 
wishes they had done this, tried 
that, or been there. 
They are living in regret. If you 
ask the same people to give you 
some advice they will reply with 
something to the effect of, "liv- 
ing in regret is not really living at 

in order to avoid sound- 
ing like a scene from Dead Poet's 
Society, I will climb of the soap 

box now just 

remember.. without regret, 
follow your heart. 

Get up, get out, and get involved, so I can get off my soap box 

Your Year to Shine 

Susan Briimlp.II 

Though I am probably 
writing this more for myself than 
for anyone else, I figure that 
many people can benefit from 
what I am about to write. This is 
your year to shine. 

Yes, you. You can cate- 
gorize people into two different 
types: those who are active and 
those who are not. Which will 
you be this year? 

Hopefully, you will 
choose to involve yourself in not 
only school work, but also social 
and service related activities. Are 
you athletic? Do you enjoy help- 
ing others? Do you enjoy meet- 
ing new people? 

Would you like to be 
successful when you graduate? 
Would you like to overcome 
your shyness? Would you like 

extra scholarships? If you 
answered yes to any of the ques- 
tions above, please keep reading. 

As a freshman connector 
of the past two years, I have 
noticed a few things. Freshmen 
are interesting people. 

They come to this school 
during the summer for Freshman 
Connection and they are 
extremely excited about getting 
involved on the campus. They 
ask a million questions about the 
organizations that Northwestern 
offers, but yet a huge majority of 
these students never join one sin- 
gle organization when they 
return in the fall. I can relate. 

What many students 
don't realize is that Northwestern 
has few organizations that 
choose its members. Therefore, 
anybody can join about any 
group on campus. All you have 
to do is show up to a meeting. It 
is just that simple. 

No, really, it is just that 
simple. If you are athletic, but 
you don't want to play sports for 
the university, then go to the IM 
building and join an IM team. 

There are political 
groups on campus. All you have 
to do is show up at their meet- 
ings. Whether or not you realize 
it, you are already a member of 
the Student Government 

Association. You may not be a 
delegate (yet), but why not run 
for a position? 

Did you know you can 
receive scholarships for certain 
positions on the Student 
Government Association and 
Student Activities Board? Would 
you like a better selection of 
activities on campus? 

Well, don't complain 
unless you showed up at a SAB 
committee meeting. You can 
make a difference. 

As you can see, getting 

involved is very easy at 
Northwestern, and it builds a 
great resume. If you want a fam- 
ily away from home, go Greek. 
Or, if you like to help others, join 
a service organization. Are you a 
religious person? Chances are, 
your religion has an organization 
located close to campus. 

Have you ever wanted to 
try acting? Auditions are open to 
any NSU student-you don't have 
to be a theater major. Also, most 
departments have groups for 
their majors. Just ask your advi- 

Hopefully, I have 
inspired a few students out there 
to leave their apartments or 
dorms and go get involved. Pick 
up a Student Handbook in the 
Student Union on the second 
floor to see what organizations 
are already in existence. 

And, remember, THIS IS 

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Tuesday, September 9, 1997 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

page 9 


Demons can't shake the injury bug 

Kris Collinsworth 
staff writer 

Serious injuries plagued 
the Northwestern State Demons 
in a 27-9 loss to the Southern 
Jaguars Saturday night in Baton 

The Demons begin the 
season with a 0-1 record, losing 
four out of the last five season 
opening matchups against 
Southern. The Jaguars move to 

Late in the first half 
starting tailback Brian Jacquet 
endured a broken femur in his 
right leg. Jacquet was examined 
during a 10 minute game delay 
and brought to a Baton Rouge 
Hospital, where surgeon inserted 
a rod into his leg. Rushing for 54 
yards on seven carries. 

Jacquet received the 
injury upon being tackled after a 

14-yard gain. "Jacquet was our 
offensive bright spot Saturday, 
and when he went out I don't 
think our other tailbacks made 
the yards they should have, so 
that's a concern," said Head 
Coach Sam Goodwin. "We'll 
take a hard look at the possibili- 
ties in practice and hope some- 
one stands out." 

Jeff Spikes, Mike Stone, 
Damion Brown along with Jon 
Smith are in contention for the 
open tailback spot. Stone earned 
28 yards on seven carries at 
Southern while Spikes netted six 
yards on six carries. Brown sat 
the Southern game out due to 
disciplinary reasons and will 
continue practice on Monday. 
Smith , who had an impressive 
final preseason scrimmage, had 
no carries at Southern. 

Dropping two fumbles 
and completing five of 1 7 passes 

for 94 yards, Warren Patterson 
performed unproductively. 

He suffered a knee 
injury during practice last 
Monday, and reaggravated it dur- 
ing the game Saturday. 

Doctors list Patterson's 
injury as a sprained medial col- 
lateral ligament and possible car- 
tilage damage to his right knee. 

His knee will be reexam- 
ined by team doctors, but the 
team is anticipating to play next 
Saturday's home opener against 
Henderson State without 
Patterson. "Warren didn't play 
well, but he went in with a bad 
knee and it probably kept him 
from doing some of the things he 
did so well last year," Goodwin 
said. "Now we've found out it 
was probably worse than had 
been indicated last week, so that 
is a concern." 

Unless the doctors seem 

hopeful, junior Brandon 
Emanuel will step in at quarter- 
back. After relieving Patterson in 
the third quarter, Emanuel com- 
manded 80 and 57 yard drives. 
He completed 7 of his 14 passes 
for 156 yards including a 14-yard 
touchdown to senior wide receiv- 
er Pat Palmer. 

"Brandon played very well at 
Southern , and right now there is 
some question whether Warren 
will be able to play at all this 
week," added Goodwin. 
"Brandon, I'm sure, will be the 
quarterback , and the big thing is 
going to be deciding who will 
back him up:" 

Redshirt sophomore 
Brad Spangler threw an intercep- 
tion on a long pass on his first 
collegiate appearance. Freshman 
Aubrey Jones is still learning the 
ropes of the Demons offense but 
has impressed the coaches so far. 

Northwestern vs Southern 

Points Summary 

i 2 3 




14 7 




3 6 





First Downs 



Rushing (art-yards) 



Passing Yards 



Passes att. -completed 



Interceptions thrown 






Total Offense 



Time of Possession 



Third Down Corn- 



Return Yards 



Fumbles (no.-lost) 



Penalties- Yards 






Demons Individual Leaders 

QB Brandon Emanual 7-14-1-156 yards 

RB Brian Jaquet 7-53 yards 

Hits Tony Maranto 14 hits, 91 

Career / Graduation Day 
Tuesday, September 23, 1997 
2nd Floor, Student Union 

♦ Investigate your career choices 

♦ Make employment contacts 

♦ See exhibits from a variety 
of career areas 

♦ Visit with representatives from 
businesses, corporations, and 
graduate schools 


For more information, contact: 
Counseling and Career Services 
Student Union Room 305 
or call 357-5621 

Spikers confident for 1997-1998 season 

Kim Hand 
staff writer 

This years Demon vol- 
leyball team set their goal for the 
Southland Conference tourna- 
ment and have been working 
hard to get there. 

Under second year 
coach Mary DeJute the Demons 
are looking good. "The Demons 
may prove to be the best Team 
Northwestern has ever seen," 
Coach DeJute said. "Looking at 
the past, statistically we can be 
better than the rest." 

With five returnees and 
six talented newcomers the 
Demons certainly have the 
potential. "I think we have the 
desire and willingness to sacri- 
fice and work extremely hard," 
DeJute said. 

The team has been hard 
at work since August ninth. 
Coach DeJute saw pre-season as 
a great bonding time along with a 
lot of hard work as well as a 
good evaluation 

Coming off their first 

weekend of play at the United 
States Air Force Academy in 
Colorado Springs, Colorado the 
Demons head to Arkansas State 
with an 0-3 mark. 

The team was honored 
as lone senior Tiffany Cronin 
received the most votes for the 
Air Force All-tournament team. 
"It's more of a team award than 
an individual honor, it shows 
respect from other coaches," 
DeJute said. 

Conference play begins 
for the Demons on September 
19th in Hammond as they take 
on Southeastern Louisiana. 

The current task for 
DeJute and her Demons is 
Dominating in their upcoming 
tournaments at Arkansas State 
and Samford University. It's 
only the beginning. Our tourna- 
ments prepare us for conference, 
so win or lose iti's preparation. 

Volleyball fans can catch 
their explosive, young team at 
the home opener on Tuesday, 
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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 9, 1997 

High expectations still abound for Demons 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

Excitement is brewing as 
the 18th ranked NSU Demons 
open their home season Saturday 
night at Turpin Stadium against 
Henderson State. 

The Demons, who were 
6-5 last season under Head 
Coach Sam Goodwin, have well- 
deserved high expectations going 
into this season. Kickoff for 
Saturday night's game is set for 
6:00 p.m. 

"All of our work and 
preparation since the first day of 
practice has been directed at 
being ready for Southern," 
Offensive Coordinator Doug 
Ruse said, referring to the team's 
season opening game against the 
Southern Jaguars over the week- 
end. "We feel our offense is right 
on track. We are pleased with 
our progress." 

One area that Ruse 
seems very confident in is the 
play of Quarterback Warrren 
Patterson. According to Ruse, 

Patterson has had a very good 
training camp and has been very 

Patterson will have plen- 
ty of help on offense. Joining 
him will be returning SLC 
Offensive Player of the Year, 
receiver Pat Palmer. Palmer is 
coming off a great season in 
which he caught 32 passes for 
829 yards, a 25.9 yard average 
and 8 touchdowns. 

Anchoring the running 
game will be Senior runner Brian 
Jacquet. Jacquet, who ran 88 
times last season for 562 yards 
and 5 touchdowns, is a tough, 
physical runner who Coach 
Goodwin says is the one player 
the defensive guys like to tackle 
the least. 

On the defensive side of 
the ball there is also a lot of opti- 
mism. The team will be chal- 
lenged to overcome the loss of 
Pre-season All-America DE 
Robert Daniel, who suffered a 
torn ACL in the Purple and 
White game, the team's last pre- 
season scrimmage. 

Although the loss of 
Daniel is a severe blow, there are 
some very capable players who 
will take up the slack. Junior 
Mario Sanchez and Sophomore 
Jared Roche, both defensive 
ends, will split time in the spot 
that was occupied by Daniel. 

Junior college transfer 
Jason Miller will also help out. 
According to Coach Goodwin, 
there should not be a significant 
drop-off in production. 

Sanchez, from Lake 
Charles, and Roche', a New 
Orleans native, are both very 
competent performers who have 
contributed well in the past. 

Sanchez played in all 1 1 
games last season and registered 
43 tackles and a team-high 5 1/2 
sacks. Roche', as a freshman, 
played in 10 of 1 1 games and had 
9 tackles and a quarterback sack. 

Both Sanchez and 
Roche' may feel an extra amount 
of pressure in the season opener 
at Southern. Both of their 
fathers' are former NFL players 
and are Southern alumni. 

Demon soccer team has high goals for inaugural SLC year 

Amy Lambre 
staff writer 

The women's soccer 
team will join the Southland 
Conference this year as it begins 
its second season. 

Coach Maribeth Forrest, 
a former standout goalkeeper at 
TCU, will lead the 18-member 
team which includes nine return- 
ing players, six freshman, and 
three transfers. 

The Demon soccer team 
is gearing up for what might be a 
championship season. The team 
will play a competative 19-match 

Northwestern will field 
its first Southland Conference 
Team in the same year the SLC 
will have it's first conference 

"The team is strong and 
confident and has a good chance 
of winning the conference," 
Forrest said. The team that wins 
the conference will host the SLC 

Outside of conference 
play, the Demons will face 
Tulane, Mississippi State and 

The team had an intense 
preseason and was ranked sec- 
ond in the SLC in the preseason 

The first home game will 
be against Southeast Louisiana 
on 20 September at 2:00 p.m.. 

The team will continue 
to work hard as the sign in the 
locker room says; "If I'm not 
training someone else is, and 
when we meet they will win." 



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"Fun for all" at Demon home opener 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

NSU's home opener 
aturday against Henderson 
tate should not ohly provide 
lenty of action on the field, but 
lso plenty of events and activi- 
es around the campus for every- 
ne to enjoy. 

According to Dennis 

Kalina, NSU's first year 

Assistant Athletic Director of 

Marketing and Promotions, there 

will be fun for everyone. 

"We are trying to get 
eople involved, to make this 

more of an event than just a 
ame." Kalina said Friday in an 

nterview with the Current 
auce. "We are trying to get as 

many people to come out as pos- 

Starting off the day at 
:00a.m.. will be a Gatorade 
unt, Pass , and Kick contest that 

is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 
15 (Boys and girls will compete 
seperately). Winners will be 
determined by score on distance 
and accuracy on one punt, one 
pass, and one kick. The top five 
in each age group will go on the 
sectional championships in 

Youths can sign up at 
area banks or that morning 
before 8:30 a.m.. If there are any 
questions Morgan Collins at 352- 
2333 or Mark Lipa at 357-3709 
will be able to provide assis- 

An autograph session at 
3:30 that afternoon will be held 
in the kids area of the "Demon 
Zone" south of Turpin Stadium. 
NSU student athletes will be 
signing autographs. 

At 3:30 there will be 
plenty of tail-gate parties going 
on in the Demon Zone as well as 
a live band for everyone to enjoy. 

"The Uniques" will be playing 
from 3:30 to 5:30 and everyone 
is invited to come and listen. For 
information on tailgaite spaces 
and tents contact 357-5251. 

During the halftime por- 
tion of the game there will be a 
$25,000 "Kick for Cash." Some 
lucky fan will have a chance to 
win $25,000 by converting a 45 
yard field goal on only one try. 

The name of the fan will 
be drawn prior to halftime. Fans 
can sign up for this event at one 
of the following Texaco's: 1-49, 
Keyser Ave., and College Ave. 
Also performing at halftime will 
be the "Spirit of Northwestern" 
marching band. 

After the game is over 
there will be a fireworks display 
over Turpin Stadium to hopeful- 
ly help the fans and student body 
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Over the summer, the busi- 
ness department moved to a new 
location in the recently renovat- 
ed Russell Hall. 

According to Dr. Barry 
Smiley, dean of the College of 
Business, the department moved 
during the last week of July 
when the $3 million renovation 
of the building was completed. 

There was no cost for the 
move because the Red River 
Sanitors, who have a contract to 
handle custodial work on cam- 
pus, moved the department. 

Renovations to Russell Hall 
included a new roof, new interi- 
or paint and construction and 
new computer labs. 

A conference room, named 
the Natchitoches Room, was put 
on the second floor. It was 
named after the people of 
Natchitoches, who have support- 
ed the University throughout the 

According to Smiley, the 
move was needed to keep up 
with the growth of the business 
department and to better suit the 
students' needs. , 

"We outgrew the building," 
Smiley said. "There wasn't 
enough space. We had to turn 
some closets into offices for 
some of the faculty. Also, the 
facilities are better here for our 

Many students who attend 
classes in Russell Hall seem to 
favor the change. 

"The new building is very 
pretty," Aimer Mendoza, senior 
accounting major, said. "Right 
now they are having some prob- 
lems with the air conditioner, but 
they are working on it* I like it 
better than the old building." 

Russell Hall has had many 
occupants over the years. The 
last occupant was the Scholar's 

When the business depart- 
ment moved to Russell Hall, the 
Scholar's College moved into 
the business school's old loca- 
tion, Morrison Hall. 

"I am very happy with the 
move and pleased to get proper 
facilities for the students," 
Smiley said. "It was a pleasure to 
have the support and agreement 
of the Scholar's College and the 
Red River Sanitor staff. I hope 
this move better serves the stu- 

Renovations to Russell Hal! have been completed and the Department of Business has been moved into it. 

Students disappointed about lost 
financial aid; many appeals denied 

Scott Givens 
contributing writer 

Students at NSU who are 
disappointed to find out they lost 
financial aid are not alone. 

Many have felt the pinch of 
not having the grants or loans 
they were expecting when fee 
payment began in August. 

Without financial aid, mo$t 
students were forced to either 
pay on their own or leave school. 

Mike Fuller, associate direc- 
tor of financial aid, said that the 
exact number of students who 
had lost financial aid and the 
number that had to leave school 
because of it was not known. 

Fuller said that the appeals 
committee had reviewed appeals 
from over 1,000 students and 
that approximately 15 percent of 
those appeals were denied. 

The main reasons students 
are denied aid are for poor 
grades and not earning enough 
credit hours. Also, students who 
attempt more than 1 1/2 times 
their targeted hours for a degree 

will be cut off as well. 

Financial aid counselor 
Kenn Posey added that students 
need to keep in mind that 
dropped classes still count 
towards attempted hours. So a 
student who pursues 18 hours 
and then drops to 15 would still 
be considered as attempting 18 

Senior Micheal Tyler was 
quite surprised when he arrived 
to pay fees only to find his 
expected financial aid was not 
coming. "I had to get my parents 
to loan me the money I needed," 
Tyler said, "if they hadn't been 
able to help me, I wouldn't be 
going to school this semester." 

Fuller said a new financial 
policy was currently under revi- 
sion. "We expect to have a final- 
ized copy ready by the end of the 
month," Fuller said. All students 
will be mailed the new policy. 

Anyone with questions con- 
cerning financial aid should con- 
tact the financial aid office at 


Changes in student IDs make many things on campus more accessible 

David Balcer 
contributing writer 

With the implementation of 
a new ID card system, students 
will experience a change for the 
better when it comes to gaining 
access to services and events. 

"There are a lot of things 
that need to be put into place, but 
since we were needing a new 
system, we bought one that was 
capable of expanding," Fred 
Fulton, vice president for student 

"There are a lot of 
things that need to 
be put into place, 
but since we were 
needing a new sys- 
tem, we bought one 
that was capable of 


Vice President for Student 
Affairs Fred Fulton 

affairs, said. 

The goal over the next two 
years is to add dining services, 

building access and also to take a 
look at using the cards in vend- 
ing machines. 

Future goals include card 
readers at athletic events, 
the intramural building 
and the recreation com- 
plex where the bar code 
on :he front of the card 
will be scanned and the 
information processed 
and stored in a com- 

for the system 
right now is 
only available 
for vending 
machines, card 
access to resi- 
dence halls and 
dining services. 

"This is 
going to be a 
smart card where the user 
can use the card for every 
thing from gaining access to 
student dorms to buying soft 
drinks from the Coke machines," 
Cecilia Dalme, director of cam- 
pus activities, said. 

During fee payment, the 
cards were not distributed to the 

students in the Coliseum as in 
years past, but students had to 
pick the cards up in the Student 
Union. The reason for this is 
because the Coliseum is not 
connected to 

which is neces- 
sary for the ID 

Another reason is that more 
than 4,000 more cards than nor- 
mal- were to be distributed. 
Fulton felt it would be better to 
set up the system in the Student 
Union and do it for a two-week 
period, allowing time for the stu- 
dents to come in on their own 
and receive them. 

"We hoped the students who 
needed it for meal plan purposes 
would be able to get it first and 
those who didn't could get it in 
the second week," Fulton said. 

If student services can get 
lines connected from the main 
frame to the Coliseum next year, 
the cards will probably go back 
to being disbursed in the 
Coliseum. But goals are 
being set to run out of 
the ID office. 
"At some point in time 
though, we hope that it's not 
necessary for us to move out of 
the ID office," Fulton said. "We 
are hoping to have all the tech- 
nology in place where it's not 
necessary to put stickers or bar 
codes on the back." 

The new ID card system will 
be evaluated in the spring of this 
school year. 

New Spanish teaching methods cause students problems 

Andrew Kolb 
contributing writer 

Changes to the University's 
Spanish curriculum have some 
students concerned. 

/The changes include a new 
book and a new method of 
instruction in which the instruc- 
tors speak only Spanish in class, 
according to Spanish instructor 
Comfort Pratt-Panford. 

Some students in Spanish 
2010 and Spanish 2020 are find- 
ing this transition difficult, how- 

"We felt the class was very, 
very difficult simply because we 
were being taught in a way that 
*e were not accustom to, " said 
junior Bryan McCullough, who 
took Pratt-Panford 's Spanish 
2020 class this past summer. 

The University is trying to 
j^ove to a more active approach 
> n teaching Spanish in which the 
students participate more in the 
class, according to Dr. Don 
Hatley, dean of the College of 
Liberal Arts. This approach 
'Deludes the instructors speaking 
°nly Spanish in class. 

"Here in Natchitoches, there 
ls no Spanish TV station," Pratt- 

Panford said. "We have to let the 
students hear the language; oth- 
erwise, they will never be able to 
speak it. We have students who 
have come all the way to their 
last semester of Spanish and are 
not able to speak a single sen- 
tence in Spanish." 

The reason for the new book 
is that the old book was almost 
10 years old. This change in text 
has caused some problems, espe- 
cially in Spanish 2010, Pratt- 
Panford said. 

The old book covered the mater- 
ial in a different order, and the 
students have not covered some 
of the material in their previous 
two semesters. 

"We're going back as we 
feel necessary," Pratt-Panford 
continued. "Learning a foreign 
language is not easy. The transi- 
tion (to the new methods) is not 
easy for the students, and it is not 
easy for the teachers." 

Still, some students are 
unsure about the new system. 
Several students have expressed 
their concerns to faculty and 
administration, according to 

"The instructors and the stu- 
dents need to work together to 

International Student Exchange 
Program participants study abroad 

News Bureau 

The opportunity to study 
abroad on over 100 campuses 

Spanish instructor Comfort Pratt-Panford 
teaches a 9 a.m. MWF Spanish class. 

help the transition," Hatley said. 

I agree with what their 
doing, I just think the timing is 
bad for some students," said Kris 
Collinsworth, who also took 
Spanish 2020 this past summer. 

Pratt- Panford agreed that 
the transition to the new methods 
is roughest on the upper-level 

"The beginning of every- 
thing is difficult, " Pratt-Panford 
added. "We (the Spanish faculty) 
are very open. We need feed- 
back from the students." 

Pratt-Panford previously 
taught at Texas A & M, where 
she said this program worked 

"Northwestern is the only 
college In Louisiana that is 
a member of ISEP, which is 
composed of about 100 
American universities eoor- 
dinated through an office at 
Georgetown University in 

Inteniaticniiil Programs Director 
'fbiurm Whiteltead 

in 15 languages is a unique 
opportunity offered to 

Northwestern students through 
the International Student 
Exchange Program, according 
to International Programs 
Director Tommy Whitehead. 

"Northwestern is the only 
college in Louisiana that is a 
member of ISEP, which is com- 
posed of about 100 American 
universities coordinated 
through an office at 
Georgetown University in 
Washington," Said Whitehead. 
"Because of this, our students 
are afforded the unique experi- 
ence to study a wide variety of 
academic programs throughout 
Europe, Asia, South America, 
Africa, and our neighbors in 
North America." 

Payment requirements 
include regular tuition costs to 

see ISEP, page 2 


Shade Dufrene is currently enrolled in school contrary 
to a misprint in last week s Current Sauce. 


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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 16. 1997 

ISEP, continued 

Northwestern, a placement fee to 
ISEP of $250 and $275 for room 
and broad during holiday periods 
when the overseas school is 
closed. In addition, a student is 
required to pay transportation 
costs and personal expenses. 
Financial aid is often available to 

help with all costs including 
additional transportation and liv- 
ing expenses in the foreign coun- 

An informational session on 
ISEP is being scheduled for 
Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 
Wednesday, Sept. 24At 4 pm n 

Rm 149 of Kyser to learn more 
about studying abroad during the 
1998-99 academic year. The next 
application deadline is Jan. 25, 

For more information, con- 
tact Whitehead at 357-5213. 

Newly established Public Affairs Association to 
keep students informed about public affairs; 
voter registration and open forums to be held 

Keri Champion 
contributing writer 

Some students on 
campus have formed a new 
organization called NSU 
Public Affairs Association. 

It is a non-partisan 
government association devel- 
oped to inform the students 
about public affairs. 

Dr. Greg Granger is 
the adviser of the organiza- 
tion. NSUPAA became a rec- 
ognized organization at NSU 
at the end of the spring semes- 

"We hope to get this 
organization up and running 
this semester," Granger said. 

"NSUPAA was devel- 
oped out of the idea that stu- 
dents are uninformed about 
public affairs." Steven Tilley, 
co-founder of NSUPAA, said. 
Chad Mills is the other co- 
founder of the public affairs 

Public affairs includes 
upcoming elections, new laws 
or legislation, social programs 

and other current events. 

Unlike College 
Republicans and College 
Democrats, the goal of NSU- 
PAA is not to initiate action in 
a certain political party. 

The main goal of 
NSUPAA js to get students 
involved in and interested in 

"NSUPAA was 
developed out of 
the idea that stu- 
dents are unin- 
formed about pub- 
lic affairs." 

Co-founder of NSUPAA 
Steven i tliev 

what is going on around them 
in an everyday environment. 

Members plan to have 
forums and discussion groups 
set up for the students. " 

A forum is in the ten- 

tative stages of planning at 
this time," Tilley said. 

According to Tilley 
the organization will have a 
voter registration table set up 
in the Student Union from 9 
a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

The organization is 
open to all majors and class 

Each week NSUPAA 
will welcome suggestions for 
topics as well as any other 

City government will 
be one of the main interest 
areas. The organization will 
work closely with the city 
council and the mayor to bet- 
ter understand the governing 

Students will be able 
to voice their concerns about 
University policies as well. 

NSUPAA members 
also hope to have a social in 
the near future to introduce the 
organization to the students. 

The next meeting will 
be at 3 p.m. Thursday in 316 
Student Union. 

The Counseling and Career Center is proud to 
announce that the following employers will be on- 
campus to recruit N.S.U. graduates this fall: 

J.C. Penny & Co. 

Computer Information Systems 
On-campus interviews 
Wednesday, October 22, 1997 

Fred's Corporation 

Wednesday, October 8, 1997 

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Will interview other majors 


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Will interview other majors 

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Thursday, October 9,1997 
Open to all majors 

Career - Graduate Day 

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 

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Wednesday, September 24 

Melton & Melton, L.L.P 

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Dallas Police Dept. 

On-campus orientation work- 

Tuesday, October 14, 1997 

Lowe's Corporation 

Computer Information Systems 
On-campus interviews 
Tuesday, October 14, 1997 

Career Day will be held on Tuesday, September 23, in the 
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Black Student Association 

We will have our meetings on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in 221 Student Union. Everyone is invited to 
attend. For more information, please contact Terrick Harrell at 357-5332 or Michelle Craig at 357- 

Current Sauce 

Our meetings are every Thursday at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Story assignments for 
anyone interested in writing are available in 225 Kyser. All campus connections must be submitted 
by Thursday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication. They must also be submitted on the form provided in 
the Current Sauce office. Letters to the editor must be under 300 words and must have the name, 
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contact Tatum L. Duule or Philip Wise at 357-5456. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 

The ladies of DST will sponsor a "Salute to the Old School" step show on Friday, October 17, 1997 
at 7 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Those persons who pledged their respective black Greek 
organizations during the 1970's, 80's, and early 90's are encouraged and asked to participate. All 
campus chapters are advised to contact your sorority and fraternity brothers in regard to this great 
event. Ticket prices are $3 Greeks and $4 non-greeks. For further information please contact Kinika 
C. Lloyd at 354-2882. Thanks. 

Kappa Alpha Order 

The gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Order would like to invite everyone to Jungle Party. It will be held 
Saturday at the Armory on Fairgrounds Rd. from 9 p.m. until. 

Order of Omega 

We will meet Thursday at 7:15 a.m. Don't forget to bring your dues! 
Phi Mu Fraternity 

Hey Ladies! Congratulations to all of our Phis. Our new Phi Class officers are: Holly LaCaze, pres- 
ident; Sara Parks, vice president; Stephanie Barlow, secretary; Denell Strother, treasurer; Mitzi 
Murphey, panhellenic; Wendi Petrus, parliamentarian; Eileen Ehlers, spirit; Ashley Speigel, histori- 
an; and Rebecca Dauzat, fund-raiser. The following people were elected to positions on 
Panhellenic: Angelique Duhon, secretary, Mitzi Murphey, public relations chairman and Emily 
Leonard, scholarship chairman. Our Phi Mu Ladies of the Week are Sara Parks and Brandi Swann. 
Congratulations to our September Teacher of the Month, Dr. Moulton. Bible Study will be Tuesday 
at 8:30 p.m. Study Hall will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in 320 
Student Union. Happy hour will be from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Greek study hall will be Mondays 
through Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in 313 Student Union. Our next meeting will be 
Sunday at 6 p.m. for actives and 8 p.m. for Phis. Don't forget that the Phi retreat is Friday. 

Pre-Law Society 

We will hold our first meeting Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in 309 Kyser Hall. We will discuss our fall 
plans and elect officers. Everyone is invited to attend, especially those considering law school. If 
you have any questions or are interested but unable to attend, please contact Virginia Colclasure at 
356-7039 or Dr. Maxine Taylor at 357-5507. 

Purple Jackets 

Our next meeting will be Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. Old members, don't forget to bring your $5 dues. 
We would also like to give Mrs. Dalme a huge THANK YOU for making our first meeting such a 
"sweet" success. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Hey Sigmas, Don't forget to dress-up on Tuesday and show your Sigma pride by wearing your let- 
ters Wednesday. Composites will be taken Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Our usual 
Sunday meeting will be at CBM at 8 p.m. Have a great week! 

SGA elections 

Filings will begin Sept. 8 and will close Sept. 19 at noon. Those interested can pick up an intent 
form in 222 Student Union. For more information call 357-4501. 


SAB would like to remind all students of the upcoming events. Non-traditional student breakfasts 
will be held every Wednesday from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. in the Cane River Room of the Student 
Union. Family Day 1997 will be Sept. 27. All students and their families are invited to attend this 
day-long event which includes the tailgate party from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. It will feature live 
music from the band LA Express. All of this is free to students and their families. All non-tradition- 
al students are also invited to attend the Brown bag Luncheon Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in 
the Cane River Room of the Student Union. Also, all interested students are invited to attend SAB 
Committee-at-Large meetings Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. in the SAB Committee Room in the 
Student Union. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 1997 

SAB host Non-traditional 
student Breakfast Club 

Emily Leonard 
features editor 

Student Activities Board has 
started a pilot program offering 
activities for non-traditional stu- 

This programming is for 
non-traditional students to get 
involved around campus. The 
SAB is sponsoring every 

"We are trying to 
meet the needs of 
all students and 
we thought this is 
one program that 
is aimea for their 

SAB President David Deggs 

Wednesday from 7 -9 a.m. in the 
Cane River Room of the Student 

"We are trying to meet the 
needs of all students and we 
thought this is one program that 
is aimed to meet their (non-tradi- 
tional students) needs," SAB 
President David Deggs said. 

A non-traditional student is a 
student that is 25 years old or 
older. Most non-traditional stu- 
dents commute from a long dis- 

The idea for the breakfast 
was found off of the internet by 
Liz Carroll, assistant director of 
student affairs. 

"I was looking for some- 
thing that would help the non- 
traditional students' adjust to col- 

lege life. The students had 
helped me so much, so I wanted 
to give back to someone else," 
Carroll said. 

Many other schools around 
the country offer programs for 
their ANTS (Any Non-tradition- 
al student,) which is their nick- 
name for the students, 

"We have a large population 
of non-traditional students. The 
idea was to gather these people 
so they have success in college, 
and a networking tool for them. to 
meet other non-traditional stu- 
dents," Carroll said. 

This breakfast is just the first 
of programs that SAB will offer. 
At the end of each month there 
will also be a brown bag lunch 
for the students. 

"We have had five students 
so far today and it is progressive- 
ly looking better. Most of the stu- 
dents come and get a cup of cof- 
fee and a danish and sit and 
talk," Deggs said. 

Upcoming dates for the 
Breakfast Club will be 
September 17 and 24. October 1, 
8, 1 5, 22 and 29. November 5,12 
and 19. December 3 and 10. 

The Brown bag lunch 
be held on September 
October 31, November 20 
December 10. The brown 
lunch will be held from 11 am -1 
pm in the Cane River Rm, in the 
Student Union. 

For more information about 
the breakfast or brown bag lunch 
see David Deggs or Liz Carroll 
in Rm. 214 of the Student Union 
or call 357-6511. If any non tra- 
ditional student as any ideas of 
any other programming contact 
the SAB. 

Students complete internships over summer; share learning experiences 

Kristen Zulick 
contributing writer 

Learning outside of the classroom 
proved to be rewarding for two 
Northwestern students this summer. 

Elizabeth Grezaffi, senior family 
and consumer science major, and Brian 
Dulin, graduate student in sports adminis- 
tration, are both back at school 
after completing their required 
internships this summer. 

Grezaffi completed a 
three- month internship at 
Pennington Biomedical Research 
Center in Baton Rouge. 

Her responsibilities 
included assisting nutritional 
Chef Kelly Pal rich with her cook- 
ing show, '"Savor the Regions," 
and working in the food analysis 
laboratory. When asked about her 
experience she describes it as 

"very educational, interesting and 

beneficial to her future career 

While at Pennington she learned 
many different aspects of the nutrition field 
including: analyzing recipes for the nutri- 
tional contents and how to prepare foods in 
a heart healthv way. 

Grezaffi feels very fortunate to 
have been given the opportunity to work at 
Pennington and hopes to return there after 
graduation as a graduate assistant while 
pursuing her master's degree. 

In a different concentration, Brian 
Dulin, former NSU baseball player, com- 
pleted a nine month internship with the 
Shreveport Captains. The Shreveport 

"I learned an enormous 
amount about minor league 
baseball, as well as sales, 
marketing and advertising." 

Brian Dulin graduate student in sports 

Captains are the AA minor league affiliate 
of the San Fransico Giants baseball team. 

Dulin describes his internship as 
very rewarding. 

"I learned an enormous amount 
about minor league baseball, as well as 
sales, marketing, and advertising," Dulin 


An average day consisted of 
"mainly sales calls, but an occasional visit 
to an area business was not unusual." Dulin 

Although when the season began, 
Dulin's work hours greatly increased. 
Working up to 15 hours a day, he continued 
his daily several public relations activities. 

"This has been the most 
beneficial work- related 
experience in my life," Dulin 
said. He believes that this 
internship will open up many 
career opportunities for him 
in the area of sports market- 

Many other majors require 
an internship for graduation 
such as journalism, hospitali- 
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and exercise science. 

Dr. Scott Roach, Professor 

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doing an internship before 
graduation is crucial. He believes that 
employers are not necessarily looking for 
the student with straight A's, but the one 
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Mankind according to performance artist Diamanda Galas: We are all HIV positive 

Lesa thompson 
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Diamanda Galas is the most 
intelligent, honest, extreme, tal- 
ented and passionate woman on 
the face of the earth— period. 

For people with AIDS, 
Galas is nothing short of a god- 
send; for people who stand in her 
way, she's an indestructible 
force to be reckoned with, and a 
seemingly undefeatable 

I was first introduced to 
Galas in one of the Angry Women 
books. Her interview reached 
out and smacked me with all the 
impact of a Mack truck. 

I instantly knew, before I'd 
even heard any of her work, that 
Galas would play a huge part in 
my existence from that point for- 

victim of AIDS. At any rate, 
Galas could be considered a 
modern day Joan of Arc, willing 

positive based on the fact that 
AIDS discriminates against no 


exile and abandonment that often 
accompanies the HIV diagnosis. 
In part two, "Saint of the 

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Galas is 
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She's an AIDS 
activist who 
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to helping peo- 
ple who are 
living with the 
deadly dis- 

Perhaps the majority of her 
dedication stems from the fact 
that Galas' own brother was a 


Here, Galas appears to be 
telling people with AIDS that the 
most important thing they can do 
is fight—against both the virus 
and those self-righteous 
members of society who prefer 
to think that AIDS is something 
that some people most justly 

Masque of the Red Death 

to make any sacrifice necessary 
in order to further the fight 
against the disease that carries 
with it a social stigma. 

It may soon be time 
For you to guard a dying man 

Until the angels come 

If you are a man (and not a coward) 
You will grasp the hand of him denied by mercy 
Until his breath becomes your own 
—Diamanda Galas 
Masque of the Red Death 

Galas' work, Masque of the 
Red Death, is just another step in 
her journey to make AIDS an 
experience that we all share. 

allows the listen- 
er to take a three 

Galas spends every waking 
moment of her life championing 
the cause of those with HIV. 
According to her, we are all HIV 

part journey into 
the soul of an 
AIDS victim 
that's as intense 
as anything that 
most people will 
ever experience. 
Part one of 
Masque of the 
Red Death is 
called "The 
In it, Galas uses 
quotes from 
Lamentations, Leviticus and 
Psalms to portray the feelings of 


well as the entire disc, is possibly 
capable of causing some people 
to go directly into sensory over- 
load. True, it can be a bit over- 
whelming at first, and it takes 
some getting used to, but that's a 
result of Galas' willingness to 
bare her soul and suffer for the 
sake of her message. 

Part three is called "You 
Must Be Certain of the Devil." 
This is the conclusion to Masque 
of the Red Death and is referred 
to in the CD sleeve as a "clarion 
call to the Damned to arm 

isn't really a music CD in spite 

of the fact that some of what 
Galas does here has it's roots in 

Instead, this disc encom- 
passes everything from various 
percussion and synthesizer 
sounds to the wailings of Galas' 
three-and-a-half octave voice. 

At times, Galas emits a noise 
from her throat that would send a 
Banshee running for cover. At 
other times, 
however, she 
reaches into the 
absolute deepest 
part of her 
nature to pull up 
a growl that 
can't possibly 
come from any- 
place but Hades. 
Galas is pure 

of the Red Death 
may not be for 
everyone, but 
Diamanda Galas 
goes out of her 
way to make 
this journey into 
the AIDS abyss 
an unforgettable 
experience for 
anyone who 
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Campus According to 


Casey Shannon 

This week marks the begin- 
ning of the "Keep Northwestern 
Beautiful Program". Now, before 
you go making assumptions that 
this is a bleeding heart... peace 
and love column, here me out. 

I am not, nor have I ever 
been, one who advocates earth 
day or the humane effort to "save 
the planet". This is largely due to 
the fact that I do not subscribe to 
the narcissistic notion that the 

earth is going anywhere. I firm- 
ly believe that it is the human 
race that needs saving. 

However, as Americans, we 
have the right to respect mother 
nature and all she has to offer. 

America is set apart by the 
principles of transcendentalism 
that helped mold this country. 
As humans we have the capabil- 
ity to destroy these same princi- 

The faculty and campus 
leaders have now organized a 
campaign to keep the campus 
pretty. Yes, there are several 
problems with NSU's campus 
(lack of ample parking spaces 
being the most obvious), but no 
one can honestly say that 

Northwestern has an Ugly cam 
pus. One of the best selling 
points that this University has to 
offer is the serene environment 
that affords students the opportu- 
nity to study, work, and live 

So take time out (time is not 
defined by one or two instances) 
and participate in the program. 
We are extremely fortunate to 
have a student body, faculty and 
staff that realize what a beautiful 
environment encompasses, and 
the benefits that can be gained by 

Do your part and enjoy your 

Try smiling at a total stranger this week 

Susan's Soap Box 

Susan Bramlett 

We all can benefit from 
simple acts of kindness 
Susan Bramlett 

I must admit that out of all 
the things that I have accom- 
plished since I came to NSU's 
campus, I felt the impact of last 
week's article the most. The 
response was overwhelming. I 
encountered so many views the 
past few days. 

I would like to thank those 
of you who sought me out to 
show your gratitude with words 

of appraisal and/or by shaking 
my hand. Though this is just a 
simple gesture, it meant the 
world to me. So, it is to you that 
I dedicate this column. You are 
the very ones who inspired me 
this week. 

If any of you know me, I 
am sure you realize that I smile 
quite frequently. Well, actually, 
that is the understatement of the 
year. It is just my nature to do 

I believe that everyone has 

the power to influence other 
people, whether it be for the 
good or bad. 

I would like everyone to try 
an experiment this next week. 

Try smiling to total 
strangers. I can just about guar- 
antee that nine times out of ten, 
the person will smile back. This 
builds great personal relations. 

You may not realize it, but 
you have the power to influence 
a person's day. A simple smile 
might just be what that person 

Another experiment I would 
like for you to try is to be more 
encouraging not only to friends, 
but to acquaintances. I can 
remember as a freshman I took 
an introductory chemistry class 
in which I was the only girl. 

One day we all were 
required to give an oral presen- 
tation in front of the entire class. 
Sensing my nervousness, the 

class began to feed me words of 
encouragement. I have never 
forgotten one single person in 
that class. 

Through simple acts of 
kindness, we can influence oth- 
ers for the better. So the next 
time you see a person who looks 
rather down and out, try smiling 
or just saying, "Hello." If some- 
one in your class does some- 
thing above and beyond the call 
of duty, recognize that achieve- 

We all need approval from 
our peers. If you try these exper- 
iments, you will soon begin to 
see that kindness spreads quick- 
ly. And when you see the 
results, then you can feel better 
about yourself, also. Soon, it 
will become your nature. 

So, to all of you who have 
encouraged me for the past three 
years, I thank you. 

I'm not calling them weird or freaks, that's not my place 

Guest columnist 
Dan Helms 

What's. up with the 
recruiters at Northwestern? 

I think Dennis Rodman 
and Bozo the Clown had their 
hands in on it. There are more 

people at NSU with red, pink, 
blue and yellow hair, then there 
are with brown and blonde hair. 

I would say it was 
school spirit, if it was purple, 

but I have yet to come across 
someone with purple hair. 

I don't know if it's an 
identity crisis, a call for help or 
just something to do. I've been 
here since the fall of '94 and all 
I see is a lot more students who 
feel they need to make a fashion 
statement. I am not calling them 
weird or freaks, that's not my 
place. I think they should get 
some self esteem or show their 
true identity. 

Some of them may do it 
for fun. If they can honestly say 
they think their hair looks good, 

they should get an appointment 
with Student Support Services. 

Every one I know thinks 
that they are weird people. I feel 
maybe it's for self expression, 
but self expression can only go 
so far. I am not trying to offend 
any one. I think you are the 
same person with or without 
your hair colors. I honestly 
want to know what the purpose 
is in coloring your hair these 
colors. Does it make you a dif- 
ferent person? Does it help your 
looks? Does it attract the oppo- 
site sex? What is it? 



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Terry Johnson's 59 
fumble recovery and return 
lighted the Demon's huge 
win over the Henderson 
State Reddies Saturday. 

The 42-7 thrashing the 
Demons put on the Reddies 
wasn't a game of total 
domination. The teams 
took the field in the first 
quarter and neither team 
could put a substantial 
drive together. 

The Demons put their 
points on the board after a 
6 play 68 yard drive. The 
drive ran 4:21 off the clock 
and was capped by a 
Damion Brown one yard 

Upon taking posses- 
sion the Reddies only had a 
chance to run two plays 
before Tony Joe Moranto 
intercepted a pass on the 
Henderson state 21 yard 

This set up a 15 yard 
TD pass from Emanuel to 
Granger. Collins capped it 
off with the point after and 
the Demons were up 14-0 
at the half. 

The Reddies ended the 
first-half Reddy to squelch 
the Demons. They used 


four plays that totaled 45 yards 
and the first serious threat to the 
demon defense. This drive was 
stopped three plays later as the 
Demon defense stepped up and 

Pat Palmer returns a punt 34 
yards to set up the Demons' third 

the Reddies had to punt it away. 

With than 11:00 left in the 
third Pat Palmer returned a Perin 
punt from the NSU 38 yard line 
34 yards to the Henderson 28 

yard line. Two plays 

later Damion Brown 
scored on a 24 yard TD 
run to put the Demons 
up by 21. 

Henderson put 
together an eight play 
39 yard drive at the 
9:40 mark in the third. 
It was at this point that 
a 6' 2" 252 pound pur- 
ple blur by the name of 
Terry Johnson found a 
fumble on his own 41 
yard line. Scooping up 
the ball Johnson saw 
green pastures ahead of 
him. With some key 
blocks and lumbering 
stride Johnson returned 
the fumble 59 yards for 
Northwestern's fourth 

The Demon 
Defense took charge at 
this point and dominat- 
ed. Less than four 
minutes after the 
Johnson fumble recov- 
ery freshman tackle 
Tony Washington 
knocked the ball loose 
from Reddie quarter- 
back Bradford Bragg. 
Tony Joe 

Moranto showed up again recov- 
ering the fumble in the end-zone 
for his first score and second 
turn-over of the game. "The 
defense getting two scores made 
it an easy game fro that point 
on," Coach Goodwin said. 

Brad Spangler took the helm 
for the Demon offense and led 
them on one last scoring drive. 
Spangler threw a 27 yard TD 
pass to T.J. Sutherland. The 
Demons led 42-0 with 10:42 

The Reddies were not going 
to leave Turpin Stadium on the 
wrong end a shut out. With 6:23 
left to play Tyrone Fogle took the 
ball nine yards to cross the goal 
line for the Reddies only score. 
"Henderson wasn't a pushover," 
Goodwin said, "...we didn't look 
very sharp early." 

The Demons suffered two 
more injuries . during the game. 
All-American sprinter Ronnie 
Powell suffered what looked 
like a mild sprain of his medial 
collateral ligament. He is expect- 
ed to be out for two to three 

Mike Stone suffered a frac- 
tured leg on the opening kickoff. 

The Demons have this 
Saturday off. Nicholls State will 
come into the land of the 
Demons in two weeks to open 
Southland Conference play. The 
Demons will rest and get healthy 
for the Colonels. 

Two men who share more than football 

Demon defenders attack the ball and the runner. 

Kris Collinsworth 
staff writer 

Quarrels between 
friends can be tough to deal 

Coach Sam Goodwin of 
Northwestern State and 
Coach Ronnie Kerr of 
Henderson State, although 
friends, must face each other 
on separate side of the foot- 
ball field. 

"I first saw Ronnie at 
the chow hall and thought 
that he must be the oldest 
guy there," said Coach 
Goodwin, jokingly. "Later I 
found out that I was a month 
older than he was." 
The two coaches along with 
another teammate live at 
Jolly Place in Arkadelphia. 
The three each had separate 
room and shared a bath- 
room. According to coach 
Kerr, all three were compati- 
ble with each other. He added 
that he would rub Goodwin's 
shoulder before every discus 

From friends to adversaries to friends again: 
coaches meet at mid-field after the game. 


throw. Goodwin would go on to 
the conference championships. 
"I guess that he would be consid- 
ered the clean one of the bunch," 

stated Goodwin. "We all had 
separate rooms and I definitely 
wouldn't be classified as the 
clean one. He would fit that 

Demons dominate Lady Gents 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The NSU Lady Demon vol- 
leyball team got their home sea- 
son off to a good start with a 3-0 
thumping of Centenary Tuesday 
at Prather Coliseum. 

Coming off of a tough road 
trip to start the season, the team 
was led by sophomore Heather 
Krolczyk and Senior Tiffany 
Cronin in the win over 

Colorado. "We hope they keep 
coming back." 

The ladies Demons, who 
opened the season with tourna- 
ment losses on the road to bigger 
schools such as Air Force, Ole 
Miss, and Alabama, needed only 
66 minutes to dispose of the 
Lady Gents. The scores of the 
games were 15-4, 15-5, and 15-8. 

Second Year Coach Mary 
DeJute came to Northwestern 
from Mercer. At Mercer she took 
over a team 

Centenary. — — ; ; 

The win ' They pjayed as a unit, very 

was a big one intense. 

for coach Mary Head Coach Mary DeJute 

DeJute, who 

attributed much of the team's 
good play with a Prather 
Coliseum volleyball record 
crowd of supporters. 

"They played as a unit, very 
intense," Coach DeJute said. " It 
was great with the home crowd, 
having this many people in the 
building with the pep band and 
all the students and even commu- 
nity members. It was a great 
feeling. It's easier to play well 
when you have support like 

"The team's very excited. 
This was the biggest crowd 
we've ever had and we appreci- 
ate their support," added Tiffany 
Cronin, a senior from LaJunta, 


that consist- 
ed mainly of 
and sopho- 
mores and in only two years put 
together back to back winning 

An accomplished player 
while in college, DeJute was 
team captain her senior year at 
Bluffton College in Ohio. She 
was also named to the All- 
District 22 team as well as being 
a WBCC All-Conference selec- 

The next home game for the 
Lady Demons will be September 
27 against Northeast. This 
impressive win against 
Centenary gives the Ladies cause 
for excitement that they can 
improve on last years' record of 

pretty well." 

In the spring and during the 
holidays, Goodwin would 
travel with either Kerr or 
Agee. Goodwin, a Pineville, 
La. native, spent a lot of time 
with Kerr's family. "My 
family got along great with 
Sam," Kerr added. "They 
thought of him as polite and 
very well-mannered." 
Beside living together, the 
three shared the same pas- 
sion for football. "I started 
at linebacker and moved to 
defensive end," said Kerr. 
"Sam started out at middle 
linebacker and played beside 
me a couple of games, but 
moved to offensive guard. 
About two games away from 
the end of the season, Sam 
broke his ankle. Everyone 
on the team liked him." 
"This will be the first time 
that we have played each 
other," said Kerr. "We have 
been good friends before and I 
hope to be good friends after the 
game. Sam is a great coach and 
I expect them to be tough." 

There will be a friendly hello 
and how have you been and then 
it's business as always," added 
Goodwin. "We'll do everything 
we can to win and he'll do the 
same thing. After the game, 
things will go on as always. For 
an hour of football action, we 
will be bitter enemies." 

The Yardstick 

Henderson State vs Northwestern 

Points Summary 

Henderson State 


First Downs 
Rushing (art-yards) 
Passing Yards 
Passes art-completed 
Interceptions thrown 

Total Offense 
Time of Possession 
Third Down Conv. 
Return Yards 
Fumbles-no. lost 
Penalties- Yards 





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Demon Individual Leaders 
QB Brandon Emanuel 4-10-2-54 yards 
RB Ronnie Powell 8-58 yards 
DB Kenny Wright 12 tackles 

Missy Krause makes 
her presence known 
at in the 3-0 victory 
over Centenary. 

NSU Press 

Teamwork keeps the Lady Demons on top, as they 
sweep the Lady Gents in the home opener at Prather 


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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 16, 1997 

Football home opener was an all day affair with food, fun, music, and football. 

Carroll DeMas 
staff writer 

Most of the students at NSU 
don't get real excited about the 
football games, but there is a lot 
more going on than just football 
games on Saturdays. 

Tailgate parties before NSU 
football games have started to 
become a tradition. Most people 
don't realize that this is actually 
going on, but tailgate parties 
have been going on for a long 
time at NSU and each year they 
get bigger. After the game stu- 
dents can participate in the 
"Boogie on the Bricks," post 
game party on Front Street 

The tailgate parties take 
place on the practice field right 
behind Turpin Stadium. With a 
live band, about 10 tents and lots 
of good food it's a great place to 
start out before you head off to a 
football game. 

Director of Alumni Affairs at 
NSU, Elise James agrees, "The 
pre game is the best." The NSU 

Alumni center sets up a tent and 
tailgates every home game. 
Assistant Director of Student 
Activities, Liz Carroll said, "The 
students need to come out here 
and get involved with the cam- 

The SAB sets up a tent at the 
tailgate parties. The SAB tent 
offers something unique to stu- 
dents. Each home game the SAB 
has a guest chef to cook food for 
the students. 

They also have a band for 
the students from 3:30 p.m. until 
5:30 p.m. Carroll encourages 
students to come out, "It's free, 
everyone should come out and 
listen to the band." 

This home game the guest 
chefs were Mr. Fred Fulton, pres- 
ident Webb, director of student 
activities Skeeter Henry, chief of 
campus police Ricky Williams 
and Retha Cox, assistant director 
of student activities and Greek 
advisor. "I hope students come 
out, I think it would be neat to eat 
a hot dog cooked by the presi- 
dent," Carroll said. 

The tent that seemed to be be 

the most fun was the football 
moms tent. This is a group of 
parents of football players and 
former football players that 
comes to every home game. 
Former NSU football player 
Joe Brown summed up the 
whole day, "Great atmosphere, 
good food, good football and 
wonderful fans, that's what 
makes it so much fun out 

Roy Bailey, father of OT 
Brian Bailey, Longview TX, 
said, "This is just like the big 
schools like LSU, except on a 
smaller scale, there is a great 
camaraderie between the fans, 
parents and students." 

There were many students 
out there having a good time, 
but the tailgaters want more 
support from the students. Kyle 
Breedlove, a sophomore from 
Natchitoches expressed that sen- 
tient. "There is a special atmos- 
phere out here we all have a good 
time but we could do better as far 
as attendance goes," Breedlove 

There are some reasons why 

The pre-game party was a hit by all who attend- 
ed. There was food, fun, and music for all. 

Phi Mu and Tri-Sigma lead the crowd at the pep-rally Friday Night 

attendance is poor for some of 
the games. "At NSU we have a 
lot of older students that can't 
always come out for special 
things like this," James said. 
But James still thinks there is 
room for student involvement. 
"I would like to see some of the 
fraternities and sororities set up 
tents before the games." James 

Tri Sigma sorority is having 
a reunion before the next home 
game, but the students need to be 

involved week in and week out. 

Some of the parents would 
like to see more support from the 
community. Dale Tureau, father 
of Tony Tureau G from Gonzales 
LA said, "I would like to see 
more community support and 
more corporate sponsors." 

After football games there 
will be the Boogie on the Bricks, 
a free street concert downtown 
on Front Street. The concerts are 
presented by the Natchitoches 
Main Street Project, in coopera- 

tion with the NSU Alumni 
Association, the NSU Athletic 
Association and downtown mer- 
chants. This Saturday Johnny 
Earthquake and the Moon Dogs 
performed from 9 p.m.-midnight. 

Front Street is closed from 
Church Street to Lafayette Street 
and the whole section of the 
street turns into a big party. 
Refreshments are for sale on the 
street and in some of the Front 
Street businesses. 

If the NSU football game is 
not enough reason to get out of 
the house and come to a game 
than this has to be. 

All of these activities are 
free to students. You can come 
listen to a band and eat and party 
for free until game time. You can 
get into the game for free with 
your student ID You can even go 
to a street party and listen to a 
band after the game for free. 

We as students of NSU need 
to support our school and this is 
a great, fun way to do it. The stu- 
dent athletes at NSU need to 
know that we support them. 
There are lots of fun things to do 
for students that we take for 
granted this shouldn't be one of 

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Athletic Department adds to the kitty. 

Don Harper 
sports editor 

The NSU Athletic 
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of the fan challenge (on weeks 
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win two chairbacked box seats 
for the winner and a friend.The 
seats will be on the 35 yard-line 
or better. 

This sponsorship is the 
beginning of a new emphasis 
from the athletic department to 
further involve the student body 
in all the athletic events on cam- 


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The Student tyzvspaper of ^h[ortfuwestern State University 

Vol. 86, No. 7, 10 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 

Academic Calender changes affect Thanksgiving 1998 break; many disappointed 

Emily Leonard 
news editor 

For Fall 1998 incoming 
freshman and returning students 
will be faced with a new calendar 
initiating many changes. 

A committee met over 
the summer to discuss and 
approve a five year calendar sug- 
gested that will aff 3Ct all that are 
associated with the university. 

The changes of the cal- 
endar were based off 2250 min- 
utes ruled by the board that each 
class must meet. 

day break will be used to have a 
mid semester break, starting on 
Oct 19-20. 

In the decision of keep- 
ing Labor day, Mon night classes 
will be 170 minutes to allow for 
the class to complete the 2250 
minutes, according to Bell. 

The Thanksgiving holi- 
day will now consist of classes 
letting out at 12 p.m. on Wed, 
Nov 25 and will resume the fol- 
lowing Mon, Nov 30. 

"The students felt that 
we needed keep Labor day on the 

They that weekend." 


"We had 
representation of 
students from the 
Association and 
helped in 
deciding process 
of the calendar," 

Lillie Bell, 

Registrar and 
Committee Chairman, said. 

This new calendar will 
affect the students in various 
way, some for better, some for 
worse. A major addition to the 
revised calendar will severely 
rearrange the Fall Break. Instead 
of the having a full week for 
Thanksgiving Holiday, the break 
is split up. Two days of the holi- 

"My only concern is the fall 
break with the home football 
game that is scheduled to play 

Greg Burke, athletic director 

calendar. Due to the arrangement 
of the schedule, the students and 
faculty felt that the students 
needed a break between Labor 
Day and Thanksgiving," Bell 
said. "So when the students look 
at it they are actually getting four 
days (Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues) 
for a fall break in the middle of 
the semester." 

The fall break has 
concerned many, falling in the 
middle of the football and soc- 
cer season. According to Greg 
Burke, athletic director, the 
weekend of Oct 17 was going 
to be Homecoming weekend. 

"My only concern is 
the fall break with the home 
football game that is sched- 
uled to play that weekend." 
Burke said. "Without students 
there is no atmosphere, and it 
is not fair to the football 

According to Burke 
the football schedule has been 
set and will try to be changed. 
The schedule shows an away 
game before and after the fall 
break. Four or five teams may 
have to juggle their schedules 
around to accommodate the 
football schedule. 

"We were unable to 
get a schedule from the athlet- 
ic department. Hopefully the 
athletic department will be 
able to get it straightened out," 
Bell said. 

Commencement will 
be held on the last day of final 
exams on Fri, Dec 11. Seniors 
will be accommodated by their 
professors and teachers for their 
final exams. 

"Students grades are due 
after final exams as usual, but 

Fee payment this semester lasted four days, but according to the new 
academic calender, in the future it will last only two days. 

there will be a set schedule for 
graduating seniors before com- 
mencement," Bell said. 

Fee payment will also be 
managed differently. It will con- 
sist of two days, scheduled as of 
now, for students to pay their 

fees, take yearbook pictures and 
get an ID. 

"We will be starting tele- 
phone registration. We will also 
examine the manor in which fees 
will be paid," Bell said. 

The final change to the 

calendar is the semester will end 
earlier than it has in past years. 

"The new academic cal- 
endar will be a change for all stu- 
dents to get accustomed to," Bell 

Parking lot expansion, more Campus 
Beautification to begin in near future 

David Balcer 
contributing writer 

More campus improve- 
ments can be expected over the 
next year, including phase III of 
the campus beautification project 
and the expansion of parking 

Phase II of the campus 

be placed down the road at Kyser 
and across the street. 

The paved stone in the 
street will serve as a pedestrian 

"Pedestrian crossing is a 
real problem, so what I have 
planned, as we repair and replace 
streets, we will eventually do all 
pedestrian crossings with the 

invof v J in Ct g The changes that are occurring 
the paved right now are great for me fature 

stone rxT l 

around the students 01 Norarwestem. 

post office, 
was com- 
pleted dur- 
ing the last 

school year. The next step in that 
project is expected to begin in 
the summer of 1998. 

Phase III will involve 
the completion of the brick road 
between Kyser Hall and 
Williamson Hall. The bricks will 

Tom Sullivan, senior 

paved stone," Loran Lindsey, 
director of the physical plant, 

The main problem with 
beginning this phase is the 
drainage problem at the end of 

the drive 
at Kyser. 

"It is one 
of those 
we don't 
what we 
going to 
run into 
until we 
open it 

want to 
b e 
caught in 
a situa- 
t i o 


Even around lunch time Sabine's resident/commuter parking lot is almost full. 
Plans for expanding the parking lots are being made, but funding is a problem. 

Enrollment numbers down 

News Bureau 

The University record- 
ed an enrollment of 8,873 stt> 
dents for the fail 1997 semester, 
according to Acting Registrar 
Lillie BelL 

The student population 
decreased by 164 students or 
1.8 percent from last fall's 

enrollment _____________ 

of 9.037. a 

Alexandria. Leesville, 
Shreveport and other sites 
down one student from last 
year's enrollment of 2,789. 

Northwestern enroll- 
ment is up by 68.3 percent 
since 1986. 

"Even though enroll- 
ment is down slightly this 
semester, we feel that we are 

taking steps 

that will make 

We are attracting and retain- the university 

A m o n g stronger ^nts who wifl ^corrf" 
the factors , • i j years to come, 

contribut- graduate ang become produc- sa id NSU 
ing to the the alumni. Presiden t Dr. 

decrease it Randall i. 

were tight- President Randal] }. Webb Webo . «we are 

eni ng f attracting and 

federal financial aid require- retaining stronger students who 

we have to keep that main 
entrance in a mess for an extend- 
ed period of time." 

As for the parking 
expansion on campus, plans are 
in the works, but the major draw- 
back will be the funding of the 

The parking lot between 

Boozman Hall and Varnado Hall 
is the first priority because of the 
upcoming renovation of the 
preservation center in the 
women's gymnasium. 

The parking lot will be 
expanded towards Varnado Hall. 

The Teacher Education 
Center is also scheduled to 

receive a new parking lot. It will 
cost the University approximate- 
ly $170,000. 

Funding for the new 
parking lots comes from the $15 
vehicle registration fee. With 
such a small fee for the 
University to work with, major 
improvements will take time as 

the money accumulates. 

"It takes a while, with 
vehicle registration fees at $15, 
to accumulate enough money in 
order to accomplish these pro- 
jects," Lindsey said. "We desper- 

See Improvements, page 3 

Parking fine money deposited into operating fund; not used to solve parking problems 

tftents to require students to 
make satisfactory academic 
progress to retain financial aid, 
increases in out-of-state tuition 
and an improving economy 
"which gave potential students 
an alternative to attending col- 

For the fall semester, 
6,085 students were enrolled on 
the Natchitoches campus down 
from 6,248 last year. Of those 
students, 5,294 were full time 
students. A total of 2,788 stu- 
dents took courses at NSU's 
branch campuses in 

win graduate and become pro- 
ductive alumni." 

Webb pointed out that 
the university had a record 
enrollment last spring and the 
largest spring commencement 
in the university's history in 
May. He added that ACT scores 
of incoming freshmen were up 
this fall. 

Graduate enrollment 
increased from 864 to 963 
while undergraduate enroll- 
ment decreased from 8,136 to 
7.910. Forty preparatory stu- 
dents were enrolled. 

Dan Helms 
staff writer 

During the 1996-97 fis- 
cal year $111,178 were collected 
from parking. 

This money was budget- 
ed into the operating funds of 
the University. How this money 
is being disbursed is not yet 

According to University 
Police Chief Rickie Williams, 
money from the parking stickers 
goes into a fund to fix the park- 
ing problems, but parking ticket 
money does not. 

"All the money, or at 
least a substantial portion of it 
should go into the [roadways], 
parking lots and signs" 
Flemming Thomas, chairman of 
the Traffic and Appeals 
Committee, said. 

Some students disagree 
with the cost of the tickets and 
the condition of the parking lots. 

" I think the University 

picks on the students with a $25 
dollar ticket, that price is insane 
for a poor college student," 
Michael Danos, a sophomore 
business major said. "I think it 
should go back down to $15 dol- 
lars." According to Danos, lines 
in the lots can't clearly be easily 


There needs to be an ori- 
entation for freshmen and trans- 
fer students about parking," 
Thomas said., "This would prob- 
ably illuminate half of the park- 
ing problems." 

The campus also needs 
bigger signs to designate the 


Fve been at Northwestern for four 
years and ? parking has always been a 

Chad Watson, senior education major 

"I have no clue where 
I'm supposed to be parking, and 
this is my fourth year at 
Northwestern." Seth Legrande, 
senior, said. "We need more 
accessible parking." 

According to Thomas, 
new students need to be formally 
introduced to the parking situa- 

parking areas and the parking 
lots need to be repainted so stu- 
dents can clearly see were to 

The maintenance crew is 
understaffed and don't have the 
materials to get the jobs around 
campus done. "If he [Loran 
Lindsey, physical plant directorj 

had men and money he would be 
more than happy to stripe our 
lots," Thomas said. 

Some students question 
why parking ticket money does 
not go towards fixing the prob- 
lem." With all the tickets I see on 
cars, NSU should have enough 
money to build a brand new 
parking lot," Ursula Newman, a 
junior hospitality management 
and tourism major said. "I think 
it is outrageous how many park- 
ing tickets are given out each 

"I went to Louisiana 
State University, and it took 15 
to 20 minutes to walk to class." 
John Endsley, a Senior at NSU. 
"Here the most I have to walk is 
maybe five minutes." 

"I've been at 
Northwestern for four years and 
parking has always been a prob- 
lem," Chad Watson, Senior edu- 
cation major said. "I'm sure 
there will still be a parking prob- 
lem four years from now." 




page 2 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 

Campus parking stirs opinions and controversy 

Opinions on campus parking differ; University police chief fore- 
sees improvement with time and addition of two new parking lots 

Tatum L. Dutile 

Parking on campus is a 
complaint of many students, fac- 
ulty and staff. 

According to University 
Police Chief Rickie Williams, 
the parking situation will 
improve in time. 

"The first two weeks of 
school it is pretty bad. but it will 
begin to level out," Williams 

Williams also comment- 
ed on students parking in the 
wrong places, emphasizing that 
if everyone would park in their 
designated lots, there wouldn't 
be such a problem. 

According to Kristina 
Hulm, a sophomore biology 
major, the problem stems from 
not having enough spots. 

"There aren't enough 
parking spaces for people, 
so they end up parking in 
spaces where they're not 
supposed to," Hulm said. 

According to the 
last count, completed in 
December of 1992, the cam- 
pus has approximately 4800 
spaces. And according to 

Williams, approximately 

7800 parking stickers were 

Williams said that park- 
ing sticker money is used to 
improve the streets, parking lots 
and other parking or traffic relat- 


At certain, busy times during the day, people trying to park have few 
spaces to choose from. 

ed problems. 

According to 
Informational Services, 
$110,634 were collected from 
parking fees during the 1996-97 
Fiscal Year. This money was dis- 


"The parking sticker 
money was designed to be spent 
on plots, sidewalks and lights," 
Williams said. 

According to Williams, 

the Russell Hall parking lot 

! is for residents because 
1 he hrst tWO Weeks Or SChool "people in Boozman and 
.. r i . n . lii... Varnado don't have enough 

it [parking] is pretty bad, but it parking spaces." 

.„ , | | ^ The amount col- 

Wlll begin tO level OUt. lected from parking fines 

during that same year was 
Campus Police Chief Rickie Williams $111,178. "Parking fines 

are operating fund income 

and are not specifically 

bursed as follows: $3,495 to 
administrative costs; $40,731 to 
the debt service; and $34, 528 for 
general repairs and maintenance. 
The total expenditures were 

restricted to specific expendi- 
tures within the operating fund," 
stated a fax from Informational 

According to Williams, 

plans for a new parking lot 
behind Varnado is in the making. 
A parking lot will also be con- 
structed near the Teacher 
Education Center. 

Williams also comment- 
ed on the number of tickets given 
last spring and the approximate 
number of tickets given by any 
officer during the course of a 
day. These numbers could not be 
accounted for due to broken 
computer equipment. The com- 
puter was scheduled to be fixed 
Sept. 19, but was not. 

The cost of a parking 
ticket is $25. This money goes 
into the general fund. "I think 
parking ticket money ought to go 
in with it (parking sticker 
moneyj," Williams said. 

Parking ticket appeals process; everything students need to know 

Philip Wise 
managing editor 

Each fall, the number of 
parking tickets issued by 
University Police increases, 
according to University Police 
Chief Ricky Williams. 

Williams explained that 
the number of offenders is high 
at the beginning of the fall 
semester, due to incoming fresh- 
men and others who do not know 
where to park. "After the first 
few weeks of school the number 
will level off," Williams said. 

Most students receive a 
ticket at least one time in their 
tenure at Northwestern, so it is 

important to know what — 

to do when they get one. 

After receiving 
a parking violation, a 
student can pay the fine 
at St. Denis Hall or, if 
the student feels that the 
ticket is unjust, they can 
appeal it. 

One way to 
check the legality of the 
citation is to read the 
1997-98 Vehicle 
Regulations brochure, 
available at the university police 

To appeal a ticket, action 

must be taken soon after the tick- 
et is issued. There is no set time 
printed in the 1997-98 Vehicle 
Regulation or on the current cita- 
tion, so appeals can still be sub- 
mitted on tickets that date back 
to the beginning of the fall 96 

"The reason their (time 
allowed to appeal) is not on the 
tickets right now is because the 
computer is down," Donna 
Allen, university police secre- 
tary said, "We have not been 
turning anyone back." 

The first step in the 
appeals process is to take the 
ticket to the University Police 
and obtain an appeals form. 

The 1997-98 
Regulation pam- 
phlet is available 
at the University 
Police station. 

The form will have a 
space to write why the ticket 
holder believes the fine should 

be appealed. 

The completed 
appeals form is then 
returned to the police 
department and submitted 
to the Traffic and Appeals 
Committee by the univer- 
sity police. 

The appeals board 
convenes the second 
Monday of every month in 
room 316 of the Teachers 
Education Center to 
review the applicants' 

The board gives 
the results back to the uni- 
versity police, at which 
time they will contact the 
person instructing Lhem to 
pay the fine or disregard it. 

Students are 
allowed to attend the 
appeals meetings to plead 
their case. 

Although there are 
many appeals to review, 
few students attend the 
meetings, according to 
Flemming Thomas, chair- 
man of Traffic and 
Appeals Committee. 

"I estimate 250-300 stu- 
dents turn in an appeal, but at 
most 10 or so show up at the 
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ones that had sufficient information were used. 

Marche' Beard, sophomore business 
major, resident: 

Thoughts on parking: 

"I feel that the parking situation is getting out of 
hand. The campus police are giving too many tick 

Thoughts on solutions: 

"I feel that the campus police should not be so strict 
on giving tickets when they know that there is a lim 
ited amount of parking spaces." 

Toby Edmunds, sophomore education 
major, commuter: 

Thoughts on parking: 

"There are not enough parking spaces for everyone. 

It's hard to make it to your classes on time when you 

have to hike from the stadium." 
Has parking affected your grades or getting to class on 

There is no way you can make it from the Health and 
Human Performance Building to Kyser in 10 minutes 
Thoughts on solutions: 

"I think they should extend the parking zones." 

Kristina Hulm, sophomore biology 
major, resident: 

Thoughts on parking: 

"There aren't enough parking spots for people, so 
they end up parking in spaces where they're not sup 
posed to. 

Worst parking story: 

"I came back to my residence hall really late and I 
couldn't find a spot anywhere near it." 

Thoughts on solutions: 

"The parking lots need to be repaved before any 
thing, the gravel is really damaging to cars. The rows 
can be closer together in some lots to make more 

Alanna Hennigan, freshman physical 
therapy major, commuter: 

Thoughts on parking: 

"It is too clustered and there are not enough parking 

Worst parking story: 

"I got a ticket for having my sticker in my rear win 

dow, in view, but still in the bag." 
Has parking affected your grades or getting to class on 

"not really, but I have to leave my house 30 minutes 
Thoughts on solutions: 

"make more parking places" 

Daniel Klare, music education major, 

Thoughts on parking: 

"A person has to be physically in shape to come to this col- 
lege because of the system of parking in what your classifi- 
cation is." 

Thoughts on solutions: 

" It should be where if you have a class in one build 
ing, you should be able to park at that building 
instead of being classified as freshmen, sophomore, 
junior, or senior." 

Tim Long, sophomore broadcast jour- 
nalism major, resident: 

Thoughts on parking: 

"It [parking] seems to be getting worse every semes 

Worst parking story: 

"not having a place, having to walk; what a shame" 
Has parking affected your grades or getting to class on 

"No, but I would like to use it as an excuse." 
Thoughts on solutions: 

"a new parking lot" 

January Elaine True, two year nursing 
major, commuter: 

Thoughts on parking: 

"Being a freshman and having a stadium parking 
sticker, I really don't like it, but I guess when I 
become a senior I'll be looking forward to parking 

Worst parking story: 

"I lost my car the first day of school." 

Has parking affected your grades or getting to class on 


"Yes, driving from Coushatta, it takes forever to get 
to class." / 
Thoughts on solutions: 

"make more parking lots" 

Campus Connections 


T uesday. September 23. 1997 

The Current Sauce 

Business fair in Alexandria helps prospective employees find prospective employers 

Keri Champion 
contributing writer 

The first annual Central 
Louisiana Job and Business Fair 
Was held last week at the 
Alexandria Convention Center. 

The job fair included 
piany booths with information 
B bout services, businesses and 
job opportunities in the area. 

The business fair, which 
jyas sponsored by the Alexandria 
paily Town Talk, had a total of 
pt 12 booths from various types of 
businesses including communi- 
cations, computers and banking. 

"The idea came about 
jivhile I was driving in Oakland," 

Don Harris, sales development 
manager for the Town Talk, said. 
"I heard that there was a job fair 
going on sponsored by the city. 
When I got back. I I took Al 
Smiley with me to a job expo 
sponsored by the Times- 
Acadiana and I liked what I 

"I knew Central 
Louisiana hadn't had a job fair 
and that they weren't planning 
on holding one," Al Smiley. 
Advertising Representative of 
the Town Talk, said. 

"We felt it was a good 
idea to sponsor and exhibit eco- 
nomic change in Alexandria. We 
also decided that people felt 

ready to network and show new 
technologies on the market; We 
thought this would be the best 
way to show wares." 

" That's when we decid- 
ed to make the theme for the 
expo 'The Time is Right for 
Central Louisiana' Harris said, 
because most metropolitan areas 
already sponsor these type of 

According to businesses 
who rented booths for the job 
fair, the effort was a success. 

Larry Blackman. region- 
al director of Blue Cross-Blue 
Shield said. "It is an excellent 
opportunity for folks who live 
and do business in the area to 

display their products and ser- 
vices. It also gives citizens in the 
area the opportunity to see 
what's available in a relaxed set- 

He also commented on 
how well the program reached 
prospective employees. 

"We've seen more peo- 
ple in one day here than we 
would see in a week at the 

The business fair proved 
useful to job hunters and recent 
graduates as well. 

"There were several 
businesses featured here I didn't 
know about." Peggy Durand, of 


afely need to modify that park- 
ing lot." 

As the University 
begins to generate more funds, 
a new parking wing will be 
constructed at Caddo Hall. The 
streets from the biology build- 
ing to the traffic light and from 
the nata tori urn to the front of 
Dodd Hall will be overlaid. 

"The changes that are 
occurring right now are great 
for the future students of 
Northwestern," Tom Sullivan, 
senior, said. "I am somewhat 
disappointed that I will not get 
a chance to see these changes 
happen myself," 

Panhellenic Association receives award 
for service activities over past two years 

Current Sauce 
meetings are 
Thursdays at 2 p.m. 


225 Kyser. 
Anyone interested 
is welcome to attend, 

Andrew Kolb 
conuibuting writer 

The Panhellenic 
Association at Northwestern was 
recently awarded the National 
Panhellenic Conference 


Award for the 
community ser- 
vice projects 
they have partic- 
ipated in during 
the past two 

Each of 
three National 
member sorori- 
ties here at 

Northwestern, Sigma Sigma 
Sigma. Alpha Omicron Pi. and 
Phi Mu, participated in the pro- 
jects that helped win this award. 

"1 am pleased and very 
honored to have won this 
award," Panhellenic president 
Emily Tracy said. 

Some of the projects that 
helped Northwestern's 
Panhellenic Association win this 

award include their Big 
Sister/Little Sister program that 
they participate in with the Cane 
River Children's Home, a recep- 
tion that they sponsored for the 
Miss USA Pageant contestants, 
and other smaller projects such 

as food drives 

and delivering 
Day cards to 
local citizens. 

were a lot of 
bigger schools 
up for this 
award, and 
Emily Tracy to have won is 
quite an 

I am pleased 
and very hon- 
ored to have won 
this award/' 

Panhellenic president 

University of 
runner up to 
and LSU was 

Tracy added. 

Georgia was 

Tracy and Panhellenic 
advisor Reatha Cox will be trav- 
eling to Norfolk, VA on October 
19 to accept the award at the 
National Panhellenic Conference 
Biennial Session. 

Trays left on tables in Iberville cause some student discomfort 

Roderick Dykes 
contributing writer 

Some students are disap- 
pointed with the appearance of 
Iberville and therefore choose 
not to eat there. 

This is because others 
leave food trays on the tables. 

Workers are paid to 
gather trays, but the students are 
encouraged to return them. 

Some students take it 
upon themselves to return their 
plates to the window to be 
washed while others leave the 
frays on the tables to be picked 
U P by someone else. 

When students return 
their trays to the window, they 

are washed and restocked. 

"We bring in the trays 
and run them through the dish- 
washer and restock them to be 
used again," Derrick Dykes, 

Some students refuse to 
eat in Iberville because of the 
mess others leave on the tables. 

"I don't eat at Iberville 
anymore. I go and eat at the 

I don t eat at Iberville anymore, I 
go and eat at the Student Union. 

Clifford Parsons, student 

kitchen worker, said. "The stu- 
dents don't have to bring in the 
trays, because we have workers 
to pick them up. It's our job to 
get them." 

Student Union," Clifford 
Parsons, student, said. "It's 
cleaner and the students there 
clean up after eating. The major- 
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is responsible for gathering the 
trays, but we often do it. Also, 
the cashier at the register gathers 
all of the remaining trays from 
the tables when the dining hall 
closes, loads them on a buggy 
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bers remember to attend Greek 101 and the retreat Sept. 26 and 
27. There will also be a parent-alumnae tailgate Sept. 27 at 3:15 
p.m. Don't forget to dress up on Monday or Thursday and wear 
your letters Wednesday. Alpha love and roses. 


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will have their first meeting Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Counseling 
and Career Services office on the third floor of the Student 
Union. All interested students are encouraged to attend. For more 
information, contact Terrick Harrell at 357-5332 or Jennifer 
Maggioat 357-5621. 

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Freshman Connection 

Applications are available for Freshman Connectors for 1998. 
You may pick them up at New Student Programs in Room 103 of 
the Student Union beginning Sept. 24. They are due back by Oct. 
15. Twenty positions are available. The qualifications are a 2.5 
GPA, 30 credit hours, effective oral communication skills, the 
desire to assist new students and a knowledge of University rules, 
regulations and activities. 

Kappa Sigma 

The brothers of Kappa Sigma would like to congratulate its new 
initiated members and Brothers please don't forget to sign up for 
the Blood Drive on Oct. 3. 

Lambda Association 

This is a new student association for bisexuals, gays, lesbians and 
all homosexual rights advocates. Anyone interested in providing 
education and support, as well as educating Northwestern and the 
Natchitoches community is welcome to attend our meetings. Call 
Bruce Boiling at 352-0961 or Dr. Catherine Hansen of the 
Psychology Department for the nexl meeting time and place. 

Phi Chi 

All members are invited to join us at Beaudoin's Pizza for pizza 
and pool Thursday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. We encourage every- 
one to attend. 

Phi Mu Fraternity 

Congratulations to Kellie Rivere for being selected as Phi Mu 
assistant treasurer and to April Bradford for being elected 
Gamma Sigma Alpha vice president. The Hazing Seminar will be 
Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be 
a Greek Expo. Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Alumni 
Center. Don't forget about the Theta Chi Putt-Putt exchange at 
Green Acre's from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday. Phis, don't for- 
get that Greek 1010 is Friday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and 
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 1 a.m. Bible Study will be Tuesday 
at 8:30 p.m. Study hall is in 320 Student Union on Mondays and 
Wednesdays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Happy hour is from 6 p.m. 
until 7 p.m. Greek study hall is Monday through Wednesday from 
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in 313 Student Union. Keep up the great work 
ladies! Phi Mu loves you' 


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areas of writing, public relations and research. No previous expe- 
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Student Activities Board 

There will be elections for one Representative at Large position. 
Applications are in the SAB office, 214 Student Union, Family 
Day will be Sept. 27 with a tailgate party from 3:30 p.m. until 
5:30 p.m. LA Express will provide live music. There will be free 
food with guest chefs President Webb. Dean Fulton, Chief 
Williams and Greek Advisor Reatha Cox. All Non-Traditional 
Students are reminded of the Breakfast Club on Wednesday 
mornings from 7 until 9. Also, the Non-Traditional Student; 
Brown Bag Lunch will be Sept. 30 from 1 1 a.m. until 1 p.m. in 
the Cane River Room of the Student Union. 

Science Club/SPS & ACS 

We will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. All interested please join us! The 
Society of Physics Students officers were elected. 
Congratulations to Theresa Yousey. president; Micheal Walker, 
vice president/treasurer: and Kristen Russell, secretary. American 
Chemical Society officers were not elected because low student 
attendance. Anyone interested in SPS or ACS needs to attend the 
next meeting. Refreshments will be served. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

We have housecleaning at 6 p.m. on Mondays and a Crew meet- 
ing at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It is mandatory to attend the hazing work- 
shop at 8 p.m. in the Student Union. Don't forget about the 
Game-a-thon with the Girls and Boys Club from 3 p.m. until 7 
p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday there will be a Lip-sinc meeting. Hey 
new members, your retreat is coming up! Have a great time and 
remember Sigma loves you! Support the Demons with all of our 
Sigma spirit this weekend! 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

The sisters of the dove will present "Showtime at (he Apollo" 
Zeta style on Oct. 9 in the Alley. Anyone interested in participat- 
ing should contact Andrea Ellison at 352-1 920 or Felicin Jones at 
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Tuesday. September 23. 1997 Juesda; 


Game weekends bring activities and a new atmosphere to campus 

Tatum L. Dutile 

The weekend of an on- 
campus game usually brings 
many activities for students. 

The pep rallies provide 
an atmosphere to get everyone 
excited about the upcoming 

Most before-the-game 
Friday nights Order of Omega 
holds these pep rallies, but for 
the Homecoming game, the pro- 
cedure is a little different. 

According to SAB presi- 
dent David Deggs, The 
Homecoming parade will be on 
Oct. 16. 

after the parade where trophies 
will be given out. 


Spirit groups such as the pom pon line and the 
danceline support the University by cheering 
and dancing in pep rallies and games. 

" I t 
will go from 
P r a t h e r 
Street to 
Deggs said. 
I will end at 
the river- 
front stage. 

pep rally 

will be held on the riverfront 

Even young fans support the 
Demons. Catherine Seabaugh 
cheers with cheerleaders Lean 
McCelland and Steve Evans. 

Deggs said. "They 
can either have a 
truck or trailer." 

SAB will pre- 
sent awards 
first, second 
third in each 

include: President 
Webb, Mayor Joe 
Sampite and Coach 
Sam Goodwin, 
head coach for NSU football. 

The homecoming court 



and the queen will also be pre- 

and spirit 
groups will 
perform to 
liven up the 
audience and 
get everyone 
ready for the 

In addi- 
tion to the 
pep rally at 
the riverfront, 
Order of 
Omega will 
also provide 
one Oct. 17 at 
10 p.m. in 

Turpin Stadium. 

From tailgate parties to 
pregame shows, there are many 
things to do on game days. 

"During Homecoming 
we sponsor a brunch for the 
court, the Homecoming crown, 
footballs for the cheerleaders to 
throw during games," Alicia 
Thomas, SGA president said. 

According to Thomas, 
SGA also covers the 
Homecoming elections. SGA 
and SAB each purchased 1,000 
face tattoos to give out to the 

Thompson first from NSU to receive Orland Dodson 
Memorial Foundation award; $1,000 scholarship 

Emily Leonard 
news editor 

Journalism senior, Lesa 
thompson, was honored as the 
first student from Northwestern 
to be awarded the Orland 
Dodson Memorial Foundation. 

Thompson was awarded 
the $1000 scholarship Sat, Sept 
20, 1997 at Cuerbes Golf Park in 
Shreveport. Another past recipi- 
ent of this scholarship was Sonja 
Bailes, who is a reporter at 
Channel 3 in Shreveport. 

Requirements for 
the scholarship include fill- 
ing out an application, 
writing a 250 word essay 
on "Why I wanted to be a 
Journalist" and a high 
grade point average. 

Thompson has a 
true desire to be a journal- 
ist. "I love metal music, 
it's the biggest part of my 
life, all I ever wanted to be 
involved in. But I can't 
sing and can't play a thing. 
I can write, so I figured that 
would be my ticket in to the 
"Hallowed Halls of Metaldom," 
thompson said. "I'm lucky-so 
far, it's working." 

For thompson it has 
been a life long dream to be able 
to meet the bands that she has 
listened to for so long. 

"I don't know how many 
bands I've gotten to meet, and 
many have actually become 
friends of mine and they respect 
me for what I do. Sometimes it's 
hard for me to sit back and 
believe what I do because at 15, 

I just wanted to be able to meet 
the people who make the music I 
loved. I would have killed to do 
what I am doing now," thomp- 
son said. 

Making money is not a 
major influence to why thomp- 
son writes and covers metal 
groups--it is a love that has 
always been there. 

"I know I'm not going to 
make a lot of money writing. I 
actually end up spending a lot of 
money, because I pay my long 

Iohn Lee of the Shreveport Journalism 
r oundation presented Lesa thompson 
with the award Saturday. 

distance phone bills and for my 
gas to and from concerts. The 
pay off comes from meeting the 
people and being treated like 
family, and like my hard work is 
appreciated," thompson said. 

Thompson has written 
for the Current Sauce for two 
years, and this year is the Arts 
and Entertainment editor. 

"When I first started we 
weren't even getting any CD's 
from anybody. From the direct 
result of my labors, we now get 
stuff from over a dozen record 

labels," thompson said. 

Other publications she 
has written for are Metal 
Hammer Germany, which is the 
number one magazine in 
Germany, Rock Love magazine 
out of California, the Guide 
Book for Milwaukee Metalfest 
XI and other things that are in 
the works. 

Thompson will be grad- 
uating in May '98 and plans to 
attend law school at Tulane. This 
will allow her to be close to 
home. She also plans to 
continue writing free lance 
throughout graduate school 
and the rest of her life. 

"I'm really into the local 
music scene, particularly 
metal, but I try to help out 
any local band. Mostly 
because I think any public- 
ity that they get is good for 
Louisiana's music scene in 

Thompson plans to get 
into the management and 
promotional end of the 
music business. 

"I know that maybe a lot 
of people are not into metal like 
I am, so maybe they don't really 
appreciate what I do and that's 
okay. But I've worked hard for 
this, and I'm not going to turn 
my back on the music, because 
it's gotten me where I am today. 
It's where I came from, and 
where I'm going. But it would 
be nice if people could appreci- 
ate how hard I work and how 
passionate I am about my job," 
Thompson said. 

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Tuesday, September 23, 1997 

Extreme N 

The Current Sauce 

Page 5 

Lesa thompso n 
A & E Editor 

Extreme Noise Terror are an 
English band that's done every- 
thing from playing the U.S. with 
Soilent Green to performing on 
the British version of the 
Grammy's with The KLF. I even 
have a video copy of ENT from 
1991 playing a club in Tokyo, 
where the room is so small and 
the crowd is so big that sponta- 
neous combustion almost 
seemed eminent. 

Recently, when Napalm 
Death's frontman Barney 
Greenway left the band, they 
asked ENT frontman Phil to 
step-in and take over. Phil did, 
and then all hell broke loose 
(You're just going to have to 
bear with me through the rest of 
this). Barney then joined ENT to 
take Phil's place, but only for a 
little while. The swap wasn't 
working out, and Barney soon 
returned to Napalm Death. Then 
Phil went back to ENT, every- 
body got confused, the bands 
and the fans eventually straight- 
ened everything out, and all is 
again well within the Hallowed 
Halls of Metaldom. 

Deep breath. Kindly pro- 

During a recent phone inter- 
view, Phil gave me the rundown 
on everything from why he loves 
the New Orleans music scene to 
the torment he suffered at being 
almost force-fed huge, meat- 
filled dishes by his friend Ben 
Falgoust of Soilent Green (Phil 
is a vegetarian). 

Phil came across as very 
funny and easy to talk to. He 
even promised to mail me a copy 
of the single of Extreme Noise 
Terror doing a cover of The 
KLF's "3 a.m. Eternal." 
Granted, I'm still waiting on the 
package, but I'm sure it's on the 

Until I read the inner sleeve of 
Damage 381, 1 had no idea that 

you guys were into the New 
Orleans Metal scene. I think 
it's killer that you thanked Phil 
Anselmo (Pantera) and Soilent 

Phil: When we were in America 
last time, we did about five gigs 
with Soilent Green. We got on 
really well. They're a nice 
bunch of chaps. We had some 
good times with them 

At the New 
Orleans show 
our bass play 
er and Dean, 
the other 
singer, met 
Phil and 
had quite a 
few drinks 
with him 
They seemed to 
get on pretty 
damned well 

They treated us nicely 

like that. 

You don't get many of them, 
do you? Not the real true 
friends. You get people who you 
sort of associate with and talk 
about B.S., but to be close to 
someone and understand peo- 
ple's situa- 

pieces that Dean took off the 
early demo of my vocals and put 
[them] onto the album. But I 
didn't know anything about it at 
the time. Then, when I rejoined 
the band, they said, 'Actually, 
you're on the album.' 

Would ENT 
consider tour- 
ing with Soilent 

how I was feeling about certain 
things and people around me. 

Without getting too stupid, I 
tried to put it into the terms of a 
person having a bad side to them 
that comes out every now and 
again when confronted. 'The 
love kills the demon' is [about 
dealing] with your own darker 
side. If you can overcome that, 
then I think that's a really 
good thing. 

Does it mat- 
ter to you 
g e t 
to say 
within the 
context that it 
was meant? 

Yeah, of course. 
Ben's a cool guy. 
We seem to have 
a very similar 
sense of humor. 
I'd be well pleased to do another 
tour with them. 

Is he still working as a cook? 
He was cooking chicken the last 
time I saw him. 

He's a cool guy, really friendly. 
Speaking of which, did you 
remain friends with the other 
members of ENT during the 
Napalm stint? 

Yeah, I mean, me and Dean have 
been friends for 12 years, and 
there's never any hard feelings 
about the situation at all. Dean 
wished me the best with what I 
was doing. 

True friends, it sounds like. 
You don't meet many people 



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tions, you have to be really close. 
There's not that many people 
that you meet in life that you can 
get that close with. 

So you're back in ENT perma- 
nently, and you split the vocals 
with Dean. But isn't Barney 
on the album, too? 

story, really. At 
know anything 

That's a funny 
first, I didn't 
about it. 

Before I joined Napalm, 
ENT had actually demo'd most 
of the tracks on the album. 
[After Barney joined ENT], I 
think he lost his voice after a day 
or so of recording and Dean had 
a virus. 

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you were in it. I know you've 
said that you write about 50 
percent of the ENT lyrics. 
Why do you leave them so 
open to interpretation? 

We've always been like that. I 
think once you write a certain 
amount of lyrics on a thing you 
want to say or feelings you want 
to express, without going to deep 
or too heavy, that's a good way 
to keep it fairly simple. 

What does it mean when you 
say "Love kills the demon, but 
the demon kills us all?" 

I wrote that myself a long time 
ago. It was a personal thing, 

you sit 
and write 
trying to 
and emo- 
It does 

matter, because if not, what 
would be the use of lyrics? But 
at the same time, I don't want to 
leave myself too open, so that 
people understand everything. 

I want people to say, 'Does 
this mean this? What's the real 
thing you were trying to say 
here?' To me, that's interesting 
if people are going to ask you 
about something, rather than just 
go, 'Oh, yeah, they're talking 
about this.' I like people to think 
a bit about it, really. 

I can understand that. What I 
can't understand is how you 
guys ended up covering KLF. 

They called up and wanted us to 
do a single with them. Then, we 

started work on an album. 

It never actually got released 
because it was so dreadful. 
There were little bits and pieces 
of it that were kind of okay, but 
as a whole, the album was really 

At the time, we were like, 
'Why not? It could do the band 
really good.' Looking back on it, 
it was a bloody disaster. I don't 
think anybody's got any copies 
of the single left-apart from me. 

I can't even imagine what that 
would sound like. 

Like Motorhead on 20,000 
pounds of cocaine. I've still got 
some [copies] somewhere. It's 
very rare that I get people who 
ask for them. 

You guys played that award 
show with KLF. Have you won 
music awards in Britain? 

Most definitely not. That was 
just the KLF because of their hit 
single '3 a.m.,' the song we cov- 
ered with them. 

It wa s such good fun. There 
were so many shocked people 
there. There were people who 
really enjoyed it, and there's a lot 
of people who thought it was the 
noisiest, most horrible thing 
they'd ever heard. I was quite 
pleased with the reaction. 

Okay, let me ask you some- 
thing stupid now, just to see 
what you say. If you could kill 
anybody and get away with it, 
who would it be? 

I don't think I'd actually like to 
kill anybody, but I'd certainly 
like to make quite a few people 
suffer.. .All sorts of people, real- 
ly-too many to chose from. 
Actually, on the t.v. that's on in 
the room where I am, what's 
that, The Fresh Prince of Bel 
Air? He makes me go totally 
weak. I'd like to just pull his toe 
nails out, not too bad. 

Guest reviewer takes over for a week... 

Sean Woods 
contributing writer 

MetalBIade Records 

Thought Industry was a 
might peculiar to me. I didn't 
know what musical category to 
place them in. 

Thought Industry came at 
me with acoustic rock, depress- 
ing lyrics and a touch of indus- 
trial samples place throughout 
the disc. I guess that's why I 
like this album. 

They sound a little rough, like a 
garage band who did the album 
in one take. Not that it's a bad 
thing, but people who aren't 
used to it may look at you 
strange if you play it loud. 

You may want to just go off 
on your own and listen to the 
whole thing. That's what I did. 
There were no distractions to 

keep me from enjoying this 
album even if it was a little 

This may not get any air- 
play, but with you can't help but 
smirk and enjoy "Black 
Umbrella" from Thought 

MetalBIade Records 

Divine Regale is a band that 
takes me back to the mid 80s 
when big hair was in and pop 
metal ruled MTV. Yes, it was a 
time when bands like Poison, 
Whitesnake, and Winger were 
the cream of the crop on the big 
"M." As luck would have it, 
Divine Regale's "Ocean Mind" 
album tries to capture the sound 
of these bands— on purpose. 

I tried to come in with an 
open mind on this review, but I 

honestly couldn't find anything 
worthy to justify a purchase or 
even a listen to this CD. I know 
it sounds harsh, but they don't 
even come close to bands I men- 
tioned before. Poison and 
Winger had a couple of memo- 
rable songs like "Unskinny 
Bop" and "Seventeen" respec- 
tively, and there was nothing on 
this disc that I could hum to or 
even hit "repeat" for. 

My finger itched to press 
the seek button during each 
song. I didn't though because I 
thought maybe there was some- 
thing decent buried among the 
flat lyrics and whiny guitar riffs. 
That never happened, so I 
prayed for the end to come 

If you like pop metal bands 
(because this is definitely pop 
metal), more power to you. 
Heck, check out the album if 
you got the time and money. 
They're just not my cup of tea. 

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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 

311, Fishbone concert great, despite cramped seating, long trip 

Paul Ayo 

contributing writer 

Have you have ever won- 
dered what a Fishbone & 311 
concert would be like? 

Well, after driving four and a 
half hours there and nearly five 
hours back (took a wrong turn in 
Bunkie), thousands of screaming 
fans, the heat and humidity, and 
cramped seating it was great! 

Fishbone started the show 
with the front man telling a poet- 
ic story. Then the band slowly 
walked on the stage one by one 
for a gui-wrenching, turbo- 
charged performance that simply 
"rocked the house." 

If you don't know anything 
about Fishbone, I recommend 

you check them out. Their highly 
charged style of music with its 
sometimes harsh vocal messages 
will make you want to get up and 

The momentum of the show 
never stopped, it just slowed 

main event. 

The over head lights 
dimmed once again, as fans start- 
ed to yell and special lighting 
effects beamed across the stadi- 
um. The curtain fell with an 
explosion of music and there 

The momentum of the show never 
stopped, it just slowed lon^enough for 
the crowd to take a breath. 

long enough for the crowd to 
take a breath. After the wild stage 
performance the band simply 
said "thank you" and walked off 
the stage as a huge curtain fell so 
the crews could set up for the 

Local cafe holds open mic nights 

they were, 311. 

They were "All Mixed Up" 
and made "you feel so good" 
with the performance. They got 
"Down" to the "Grass Roots" 
and brought it all together with 


We were all "Lucky" to be 
there. 311 was everything I 
expected and more. 

They played songs off of all 
their albums. It was nice to hear 
the songs that first drew me to 
311 back when I was in high 

Twice before I have had to 
pass up seeing 311 live and 
believe me I am kicking myself 
in the rear for not seeing them 

The band as a whole is unbe- 
lievable. They kept me, along 
with most of the stadium, on my 
feet grooving to the music the 
entire time. 

If you ever get a chance to 
see 311 go, because I promise 
they will "Do You Right!" 

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Open Mic Night 

Cafe Caffe will sponsor an open mic night on Thursdays. It 
begins at 8:30 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend. 

Big Mama 

Tanya and Linda will perform original music at Cafe Caffe 
Saturday night. 

Dr. Will Hanghold 

Hanghold, from Leesville, will be performing at Cafe Caffe 
Friday night. 

Letter to A & E Editor, response 

Tatum L. Dutile 

According to Cafe Caffe 
owner Carlo Patti, Thursday 
nights have been designated 
open mic nights at Cafe Caffe. 

"We have people read 
poetry, music, comedians and we 
have people who do mixed 
media things," Patti said. 

The program begins at 8:30 
and lasts until the participants are 
finished. It is mostly composed 
of music and poetry and for now, 
walk-ins are welcome to 


"It is a great chance for stu- 
dents to get together and do 
something," Casey Shannon, 
junior hospitality management 
and tourism major, said. 
"Everyone seems to know every- 
body's name, so it's a real com- 
fortable environment." 

So far, some of the artists 
who have performed there 
include Dr. Ben Rushing, Jason 
Hart, and Eric Smith. The afor- 
mentioned are singers, songwrit- 
ers and guitarists. 

Mike Mess and Jack 
Jacobsen of "No 
More for You" per- 
form at Cafe Caffe's 
open mic night. 
Other members in 
the group include 
Casey Shannon, 
Josh Clarkson and 
Jonathan Wallace. 

MovieThe Game/ proves confusing, disappointing for reviewer 

Heath Crawf ord 
contributing writer 

The Game 

From David Fincher, the 
director of "Seven", comes this 
action/drama starring Michael 
Douglas as Nicholas Van Orton 
who is given a birthday present 
in the form of a "game" by his 
brother Conrad, played by Sean 

Nicholas is a multi-million- 
aire who has been in a personal 
slump for sometime. Conrad fig- 
ures he can help his brother with 
a little bit of excitement by 
means of the "game". After 
going to CRS, the company that 
provides the service, and filling 
out all the applications and tak- 
ing the physical, he is called and 
informed that his application has 
been denied. 

Accepting this is quite easy 
for Nicholas since he didn't have 
much interest to begin with. 
Returning home later that 
evening he discovers a life-size 

clown lying in his driveway 
much the way his father 
appeared some 30 years earlier 
after jumping from the roof of 
his house to his death. He takes 
the clown inside and watches an 
all news channel in which the 
reporter begins to talk through 
the television to an astonished 
Nicholas. The anchor then pro- 
ceeds to tell him that the game 
has begun. 

At this point in the movie, I 
was a bit confused. An hour later 
I was no closer to figuring out 
what was going on than before. 

When I would think that J 
had figured it out,(boom) some- 
thing else would happen and 
blow my theory out of the water. 

At one point, a waitress that 
Nicholas has befriended and 
since found out that she is 
involved with the game, tells him 
that the game is just a con to 
drain all his bank accounts. Once 
again I think I understand what is 
happening, but.. ..she drugs his 
coffee and he wakes up a few 
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After trading his father's 
watch for a passport, he makes 
his way back to his home where 
he gets his gun and heads out to 
look for CRS. He finally locates 
the guy that interviewed him, 
who is just an actor, and leads 
him to CRS at gun-point. He is 
reunited with the waitress, whom 
he takes as hostage to the 

After seeing that his gun is 
real and not one of CRS's, she 
desperately tries to convince him 
that it is still the game. She tells 
him that the people trying to 
break down the door are actually 
his brother and the rest of his 
birthday party. H e 

doesn't believe her, and as the 
door flies open he shoots.... 
guess who gets shot in the 
chest.. .his brother.(boom) What's 
going on? I still don't have a 

Seeing that he has just killed 
his brother, Nicholas proceeds to 
the edge of the roof and jumps. 
He falls 30 stories and lands in a 

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huge airbag. 

After being helped up, 
everyone that has been seated 
gets up and wishes him a happy 
birthday, including his brother 
that isn't really dead, (boom) I 
give up! 

As the credits role, I sit there 
waiting for something else to 
happen. No such luck. I'm left 
with a empty feeling about the 
whole thing. 

The movie had a good con- 
cept, but it was just too unbeliev- 
able. I could deal with most of it 
but my mind wouldn't let the 30 
story fall fly.(no pun intended). 

If you like watching a movie 
and being totally lost, then this 
one is for you. But if you're like 
most of us, save your money and 
read a book. 

Rating: 2 (demons) 
Got 2 hours to kill? 

Reprinted as received-Ed. 

Mark Swafford Jr. 
Political Science - Junior 

I don't know if it's just me 
but I for one am tired of reading 
every week about the hard core 
metal, on the verge demonic, 
bands discussed every week in 
the Arts & Entertainment section 
of the Current Sauce. I under- 
stand that Miss Thompson has 
the right to her own opinion and 
her taste of music but I for one 
think I am in the majority in say- 
ing I would like to read about 
something other than heavy 
metal bands all the time. I enjoy 
all kinds of music: rap, country, 
alternative, techno and metal, but 
I have begun to tire, after reading 
the sauce for two years, of the 
same old leather clad, multiple 
pierced, mosh pit, groaning 
unaudible singing bands. I admit 
that I like Marilyn Manson's 
songs and everyone knows how 
much they've been criticized, but 
I think the section should be 
open to different kinds of music 
and not just one. 

Lesa thompson 

Mark, first off, I thank you 
for taking the time to put pen to 
paper. Your opinions, believe it 
or not, actually do matter to me. 
I appreciate the input. 

Now, for my response, I will 
begin by saying that I whole 
heartedly agree with you-the 
page should cover more than just 

However, I take issue with 

your word choice, "all the time." 
Granted, Metal has been the 
main form, because that is who I 
am-it's what I love, am passion- 
ate about, and what I do. But I 
have covered more than just 
Metal over the past two years. 

As a matter of fact, if you 
read past issues from the Sauce, 
you will find that I have indeed 
covered country (Jeff Wood), 
techno (D.O.A. and Delta 9) and 
alternative (The Geraldine 
Fibbers, Guerilla Rock and 

Not only that, but I have 
covered Latino and Russian 
music, the "soft jazz sounds" of 
Lanie Kazan, and K.C. & The 
Sunshine Band, (which was the 
S.A.B. concert, but I had a choice 
to cover it or not). I also devoted 
an entire page to Fionna Apple. 
She's hardly what I'd call 
"leather clad" Metal. 

This semester alone, I've 
covered Paradise Lost, a band 
whose sound is comparable to 
Sisters of Mercy and Depeche 
Mode-not at all the "mosh pit, 
groaning" Metal you mention. 
Last week's A & E review was of 
a performance artist, Diamanda 
Galas, whose sound, as I men- 
tioned in the article, is rooted in 
gospel. Once again-it WASN'T 
Metal by even the furthest stretch 
of the imagination. 

Over the past two years, I've 
covered more non-Metal than 
just the aforementioned, but I 
think I've expressed my point. 

At any rate, thanks for read- 
ing the page and expressing your 
opinion. I hope you'll find 
something more to your liking 
this semester. I promise to try. 



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Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 
Est. 1911 

Our View 

Grass is great and all, but if we want the University to grow, 
we have to make some room. 

Yes, we are referring to the current parking situation. Do we 
have enough spaces or not? 

The only way to logically answer this question is to find out 
how many people have parking stickers compared to how many 
parking spaces are available. 

After unsuccessfully searching for the number of parking 
spaces for approximately a week, we counted them. Surprise! 

Finally University officials faxed us a copy of the most recent 
parking space survey. Here is the kicker... the last time the spaces 
were counted was December 1992. 

By the way, our count was different from the University's, and 
we were particularly careful. 

If you read the parking stories on the first two pages, you 
would know that the University sold approximately 7800 parking 
stickers. (In order to be fair, we must note that some people bought 
stickers for two cars.) 

You would also know, as many of you do from experience, 
that parking stickers are $25 each, and that during the 1 996-97 fis- 
cal year, $111,178 were collected from parking fines and, most 
importantly, that the money raised from parking tickets does NOT 
go toward solving the problem. 

Okay, let's discuss this: If, as Senator-at-Large Lucas Shaw 
said, "They wrote over 300 [tickets] for the parking lots closest to 
Russell Hall, but that was an extreme circumstance," then we 
obviously have a problem. 

Many people say that other schools have worse parking prob- 
lems than we do. We should be better than those other 
Universities and spend the ticket money to correct the problem. 
After all, this is NSU, "Where Students Come First," right? 

Loran Lindsey says that even with vehicle registration fees at 
$15, we have problems affording another parking lot. What is the 
deal? It must have something to do with our priorities. We don't 
really want to fix the problem if we spend the money on some- 
thing else. 

If we fix the problem, we won't have the parking ticket 
money, or as much of it, in the budget to spend on other things. 

Another is the aforementioned parking stickers v. parking 
spaces: 7800 parking stickers, 4800 spaces. 

We don't really have to point that one out, do we? Even if 
everyone is not going to show up at the same time, we could only 
accommodate, including Prather Colusieum parking lot, a little 
over half of the University's parking sticker holders. 

Do you really think that approximately 3,000 people bought 
more than one sticker for more than one car? 

And what is with the money thing? If the University tickets 
people for parking, the ticket money should go to fix the OBVI- 
OUS parking problem, right? Yes, the parking sticker money goes 
toward fixing the parking problems, but as Lindsey says, it isn't 
enough! Why not use the ticket money? 

If the ticket money goes into the operating fund, then it must 
be spent on something. So, if this money is budgeted to go into this 
fund each year, which it is, then the University is expecting to 
receive it. Get the point? The University must be planning to 
spend the money on something. 

Therefore, if the University Police stop giving tickets and if 
the parking problem is solved, there will be that much money less 
going into the operating fund and that much less the University has 
to spend. 

Please, put students first and fix the problem! 

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Harassment of campus women concerns columnist 

Take a Walk through 

Heath's World 

Heath Crawford 
Sauce Columnist 

What would you say if I told 
you that a girl was sexually 
harassed and fondled here on 

Most of you would say to 
call the cops or to tell someone to 
take care of this, right? 

Now, what would you say if 
I told you that a number of girls 
ARE being sexually harassed 
and fondled here on campus? 
And what if I told you that the 
cops are usually within 100 feet 

as this is taking place? 

Well folks, I'm here to tell 
you that it is happening almost 

Anyone can go to Sabine 
Hall, usually after 7 p.m., and see 
a large group of guys outside of 
the dorm. 

Why are they there? Why do 
the cops lean against their cars 
and say nothing to these people? 

At least five girls that I 
know have told me they're 

scared to go to their dorm 
because of this situation. 

I'm sorry, but I don't think 
that is fair to them. These guys 
are sometimes there until 2 or 3 

What will it take for the so- 
called campus police to do some- 

Does one of these girls have 
to be raped before they get off 
their butts and do something? 
Let's hope not. 

It seems funny to me that 
they aren't there to run these 
guys off, but if I, a resident, park 
in a commuter zone, they're right 
there to give me a ticket. 

By the way, did you know 
that the money they get from 
parking tickets, instead of going 
into a fund for more parking, 
goes into the general fund? Just 
thought you might want to know 

Maybe they will catch on to 
the fact that they're writing all 
these tickets because there is a 
parking problem... duh. 

Getting back to my main 
point... to all of you guys that are 
harassing these women (you 
know who you are): how would 
you feel if it was you sister who 
was being harassed? 

I hope that thought bothers 
you enough to leave these girls 

If not, then I question your 
upbringing and wish you a fruit- 
ful life in prison where you will 
probably end up. Maybe the 
thought of you being someone's 
girlfriend will change your mind. 

Please address any thoughts 
or comments to 

or drop off your comments or 
questions to 225 Kyser. 

Columnist reviews local, not so boring nightlife 

The Campus According to 


Casey Shannon 

Sauce Columnist 

but not 
quite the 
wonder and 
bliss that is 
B u n k i e . 
However, I 
believe a 
portion of 
you are selling the Natchitoches 
scene well short. 

No, there is not a club on 
every street corner; but, for the 
most part, if you've seen one 
Louisiana club then you've seen 
chorus of..... them all. If you dig a bit further 
to do in this y ou ma y stumble across one of 
the most digable music and 
Most of you have figured out entertainment scenes around, 
that the night life here is better 

You've taken a bite out of 
the initial portion of this educa- 
tional period. How ya feeling'? 
If you listen closely you can hear 
tiny voices whisper from behind 
the walls as they gradually build 
to a resounding 
"There's nothing 

Several locations (including 
on campus) offer entertaining 
acts you might not find in other 
areas of the country. 

There's the obvious king of 

the local music scene Voodoo 

Grove. The (Natchitoches prod- 
uct) New Orleans based rock 
band frequents Beaudion's Pizza 
Pub every two to three weeks. 

Those who want a less 
intense, easier to digest sound 
have the option of the soft yet 
powerful melodies of Big Mama 
(appearing at Cafe caffe) or the 
gentle folk that is Dr. Ben 
Rushing (appearing in the Alley 
and anywhere that has taste 
enough to allow him to perform). 

For the classic 

rockers. ...there's Johnny 
Earthquake and the Moondogs. 

For jazzaholics....there are 
the Jazztones, the NSU Jazz 
Band and a host of other local 
acts appearing at various loca- 
tions on Front Street. There is 
even a group of howling madmen 
that call themselves "No More 
For You" fumbling through town 
(these guys are really out there). 
For those who do not want to be 
around music (may you all 
amend your evil ways) there is 
the NSU theater department, 
local poets who are more than 
happy to make you weep, and a 
comedy troupe based in 
Natchitoches as well. 

In closing I simply offer a 
simple gesture. ...Judge not thine 
local night life, lest ye hath heard 
all that can be heard and seen all 
that is to be seen. 

Columnist tells how trust affects relationships 

My View 

Susan Bramlett 

Sauce Columnist 

If you love someone, trust 

Trust is a key element in all 
relationships, whether it be rela- 
tions with friends parents, or 
boyfriends/girl friends. 

We must all learn to trust 
those we love, and hope they 
learn to trust us. 

Now is the perfect time to 
start. College is usually our first 
experience away from our fami- 

We are now free to choose 
whatever type of life we want to 

live. Our mothers are no longer 
looking over our shoulders 
telling us what choices to make. 
We are officially our own person. 

Our parents must learn to 
trust us. They must realize that 
they have done their jobs as par- 
ents, and must now step back and 
let us fly on our own. 

Hopefully, for the parents' 
sake, we will continue to live 
with the morals they have 
instilled in us since we were lit- 
tle. They must trust us. 

I have a friend whose girl- 

friend does not trust him. My 
friend is an awesome person. He 
loves his girlfriend and would 
never do anything to intentional- 
ly hurt her. 

I ask myself over and over 
again why she does not trust him. 
I know that he would never cheat 
on her, nor has he ever done any- 
thing to make her think that he 

Here is my main point: if my 
friend ever cheated on her, then 
she is better off without him. 
But, until then, his girlfriend 
should appreciate the good thing 
she has found. 

People are smarter than we 
give them credit for. Yes, we will 
make mistakes here and there, 
but we should all know right 
from wrong by now. We must put 
faith in mankind that, as humans, 
we will make the right decisions. 

We all possess this wonder- 
ful gift called "free agency." This 
means that we are free to make 
our own choices. But beware, 
consequences always follow. 
Some are good and some are bad. 
It is the chance we all take when 
we are forced to make decisions. 

I have one more point before 
I end my column this week. If 
you expect people to trust you, 
then you must deem yourself 
trustworthy. In order for people 
to trust you, you must first learn 
to trust them. 

Do not abuse your friend- 
ships. Do not take for granted, or 
take advantage of, your friends. 

So, this week, try trusting 
your loved ones. Have faith in 
them that they will make the 
right choices. I bet that you will 
find your relationships with them 
will improve. 


page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 

Columnist against inaccurate portrayal of Greek life 

Andrea Lemoine 

Guest Columnist 

Do you get upset if someone 
prejudges you based on how you 
look and who you hang around 

I get very upset when people 
come up to me and ask me why I 
"rent my friends," why I am not 
wearing a bow in my hair, or if I 
drank the blood of chickens or 
locked people in coffins for initi- 

If you haven't figured it out 
yet, I am a member of a social 
Greek organization, a sorority, 
and I'm tired of the stereotypes 
people place on members of 
these organizations. 

The misconceptions I am 
speaking of are portrayed in the 
movies "National Lampoon's 
Animal House," "Back to 
School," and very possibly one 

of the latest 
TV movies, 
"Dying to 

look into 
aspects of 
Greek life, such as hazing, binge 
drinking, snobbery, and the con- 
cept of "renting friends." 

Organizations on this cam- 
pus are under so many strict reg- 
ulations that the fraternities and 
sororities can only be on this 
campus to make it a better place. 

For instance, a strict alcohol 
policy is enforced, which states 
that no alcohol is permitted at a 
party without a permit, a licensed 
provider, and at least two police 
officers that will monitor age 
limits of people at the party. 

Many fraternities and sorori- 
ties must compile guest lists 
which contain names of all peo- 
ple who will attend each party. 

Sure, Greek organizations 
throw parties, and sometimes 
there may be alcohol, and many 

do believe that these parties are 
the types that kill, as in the most 
recent case at LSU. 

The LSU situation has 
caused the misconception that all 
fraternities are a bunch of alco- 
holics that do nothing but drink 
themselves to oblivion. 

Another misconception of 
fraternities and sororities is that 
we beat our "pledges" with pad- 
dles, lock them in coffins and do 
other strange things to them that 
may make them fee like less of a 

This idea is totally untrue, 
especially with sororities here. If 
anyone is caught hazing they are 
at risk of not only being arrested, 
but their Greek organization can 
also lose social privileges or 
even their national charter, 
depending on the severity of the 

Whoever came up with the 
term that Greeks "rent" or "buy" 
their friends was obviously clue- 
less of all the hard work and 
thought that go into fraternities 
and sororities. 

Spanish teaching methods concern student 

Pebra J. Parker 

Guest Columnist 

Dear editor, 

I am in Spanish 2020 right 
now and I have a wonderfully 
sweet teacher named Senora 

That is why I am sad to see 
how frustrated she becomes 
when she stares into our blank 


cation gap 
is phenome- 
nal! This is 
not the fault 
— ~ ' of the stu- 

dent or the instructor. 

The English department did 
not provide us with the proper 
education and prerequisites that 
are required to make it through 
this course. 

To implement a new pro- 
gram with students who are 

above the 1010 level now, is 
like telling us that our GPAs and 
every thing we have worked so 
hard for does not matter. 

I heard that we are being 
used as guinea pigs in an exper- 
iment. Well, I am not paying to 
be a lab rat. 

I am paying for a good edu- 
cation from beginning to end. 

So please, Dr. Ross, be fair, 
go back to the old program for 
all the students in 1020 and 

Money members supposedly 
spend to "rent friends" is actual- 
ly spent on various expenses 
such as the upkeep of the houses, 
national dues, philanthropy pro- 
jects, social expenses and life- 
time magazine subscriptions. 

The Greeks at NSU have a 
Halloween carnival for children, 
donate canned goods to the city's 
needy, sponsor a senior prom at 

the nursing home and work with 
children's' homes in surrounding 

Being in a sorority is like a 
home away from home. My 
sorority sisters are my family 
here with whom I share prob- 

Greek organizations aren't 
drunks who beat each other with 
wooden paddles or girls who 

wear bows, criticize the way 
people dress and say "like" after 
every word. 

Greek life is where students 
can learn how to work with peo- 
ple, excel in leadership abilities, 
and make friends. 

Greek organizations are not 
about hazing, drinking, or buy- 
ing friends, they are an invest- 
ment in one's future. 



Responses to Dan Helms': 

"I'm not calling them 

weird or freaks, 
that's not my place" 

Paul Ayo 

Guest Columnist 

James Clements 

Guest Columnist 

In response to the article 
submitted by guest columnist 
Dan Helms last week: I would 
like to begin by first stating that 
the staff of the Current Sauce 
should take more care in weed- 
ing out such pointless wastes of 
lay out space and reader time. 

There are far more impor- 
tant concerns here on campus 
and in the world than the hair 
color or fashion tastes of our 
more "original" colleagues. In 
fact, what my classmates wear 
has absolutely no bearing on 
my education or time spent 
here at Northwestern. 

Mr. Helms, in your article 
you pose the question: "I hon- 
estly want to know what the 
purpose is in coloring your 
hair." You also end your article 
by asking the reason for such 
cosmetic alterations. 

Do you seriously want to 
know, or are you using the 
Current Sauce to attack the 
fashion decisions of others in a 
public arena because they differ 
from yours? 

You seem to already know 
the reason for students coloring 
their hair. "1 think they should 
get some self-esteem or show 
their true identity"? So are we 
to believe that colored hair is a 

of low 
and an 
How can 
you possibly know this? 

We can infer from your 
own words that you do not even 
know any of these "weird" peo- 
ple. So how is it you can make 
such sweeping character judg- 
ments as this? 

You say that everyone you 
know thinks these people are 
weird. Is this your justification? 

I propose that the choice to 
color one's hair is a matter of 

I'm not calling 
you a communist 
or a fascist, that's 
not my place. 


personal preference, not public 
acceptance. It can be as simple 
as choosing Nike over Reebok. 

Would such a decision hint 
at a character flaw such as low 
self-esteem? I think not. 

Why do you find it so diffi- 
cult to accept someone's 
attempt to be an individual? I 
could easily argue that it 
requires more self confidence to 
stand out in a crowd rather than 

fit the mold. 

Your attitude, Mr. Helms, is 
far more reminiscent of a 
socialist whose pressure to con- 
form stifles creativity and stag- 
nates the imagination. 

I applaud and respect indi- 
viduals who have the strength 
of character to withstand the 
worst of all evils, the tyranny of 
you and the rest of your kind 
who would drag us back into 
the cesspool of mundane subur- 

I'm not calling you a com- 
munist or a fascist, that's not 
my place. As is often quoted: 
"It's a free country," despite the 
efforts such as yours to sup- 
press the expression of self 
through wardrobe. What's next, 
speech, religion? 

Allow me to conclude by 
saying that your article could 
have been better served by a 
more important topic. 

I well understand that the 
editorial page is a forum for 
personal opinions. 

However, if you intend to 
publish your personal opinions 
in a place of public scrutiny, 
then please attempt to sway me, 
the objective reader, with con- 
sistent arguments. Avoid mak- 
ing sweeping generalizations 
and personality judgments on 
people whom you do not even 

Mr. Helms, I credit you in 
at least contributing to written 
publications, now make it 
worth our while. 

could think of to blame. The 
simple truth is that I wanted 
blue hair. 

I know what you are going 
to say. The same thing every- 
one has said, "Why blue?" 

Mr. Helms, since you were u U is not * make me look 
wondering what exactly is going better attract the opposite sex or 

on with the wild hair colors this to make me dlfferent < as lf 1 

semester, I thought that 1 — 

might enlighten you and « 

anyone else who wants to It has nothing to with the admis- 
can t give every- sions department, Dennis Rodman, 

one's reason for having . 

some off-the-waii hair Bozo the Clown or any one else you 

am a 


color, but I can tell you 

why i have chosen violet could think of to blame. The simple 

moon, which is a purplish _ 77 

-blue shade truth is that I wanted blue hair. 

It has nothing to with ■ — — 

he admissions department, , , . ,.„ 1N T . _ 

Dennis Rodman, Bozo the could be any more different!). If Support Services. 
Clown or any one else vn„ y° u do something such as this 

offend others then you are doing 
it for the wrong reasons anyway. 

Here are just a few reasons 
why I dyed my hair. First, I love 
the color blue! Second, yellow 
makes me look sick. Third, I 
like the way it looks. Fourth, but 
possibly the most important, I 
firm believer that you 
should enjoy life 
because you only 
get one shot at it! 

If it really poth- 
ers you that much 
when somebody 
does something 
that has so little 
effect on other 
peoples' lives, 
maybe you should 
make an appoint- 
ment with Student 


just to please someone else or to 

p.s. I like being a freak! 

Jereme Rhodes 

Guest Columnist 

"I don't know if it's an 
identity crisis, a call for help, 
or just something to do" and "I 
think they should get some 
self esteem or show their true 

These were just two of the 
statements written by Dan 
Helms in last week's paper. 

If you missed it, these two 
lines pretty much sum it up. 

It upsets me that he auto- 
matically assumes that if you 
fiave different hair color or 
dress differently from the con- 
ventional norm that you have 
low self-esteem or an identity 


you look 
closely at 
it, who 

I self- 

The person who dresses how 
they want, not caring what 
other people think, or the per- 
son who dresses as Dan Helm's 
conceives "normal" because of 
fear of what others think or a 
fear of being labeled a "freak'?"' 

The most absurd statement 
I think he made was "Does it 
make you a different person?" 

Yes, of course, who wants 
to be like everyone else. I for 
one would like to be myself 
but maybe others will listen to 
Dan's message. 

Dan Helms you should 
write another article. Tell the 

campus what they should wear 
and what their hair should look 
like. That way they can con- 
form to normal society. 

They can all lead happier 
lives because of your guidance. 
Help all those who have no 
self-esteem and need to let out 
their true identity? 

As for your questions of 
why people do it. I am sorry 
Dan. I can't explain it and nei- 
ther can they, for that matter. 

You displayed your lack of 
wanting to understand when 
you compared the recruiters to 
Dennis Rodman or Bozo the 
Clown. I assume what you 
meant was that only another 
"weirdo" would allow the 
"freak" student body to grow. 

My one and only question 
is what makes a person so 

On behalf of many open-minded people 


What is up with the 

Why does dying 
one's hair have to mean 

Why automatically 
assume that there is 
something wrong with a 
person who looks differ- 
ent? Who is Helms to 
judge people? 

He says "1 don't 

know if it's [people dying their 
hair] an identity crisis, a call for 
help, or just something to do." 

I know several people with 
dyed hair, and they are all confi- 

dent, nice, wonder- 
ful people. 

Think about it - 
for one not to con- 
form to society's 
idea of normal, 
their self confi- 
dence must be above average, or 
else they would worry about 

People used to discriminate 
against others because of skin 
color or religion. 

what people think about them. 

Discriminating and labeling 
people as "weird" because of 
what they look like is wrong. If 

Helms says it's not discrimina- 
tion, then he is living in a fanta- 
sy world. 

Judging people by how they 
look is discrimination. 

People used to discrimi- 
nate against others because of 
skin color or religion. We are 
working to overcome that. 

Why did he have to 

stoop to hair color? 
(Pretty silly, 1 think) 
I am sorry that 1 don't 
conform to Helms' stan- 
dard of "cool" or "nor- 
mal," but people like to 
express their individuali- 

ty, be it through hair 

color, personality, music, 
or clothes and no one has the 
right to judge a person on exter- 
nal characteristics. 


This is yOUr chance and yOUr place to 
respond to anything in the Current Sauce. 

Let us know what you think! 

Drop off responses to 225 Kyser by Thursday at 4 
p.m. prior to the date of publication. 

Submissions are subject to editing and editorial discretion. 


"fuesday, September 23, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

Page 9 

Cross country starts at SMU Demon strikers are ready for conference play 

Terry Kilgor e 
staff writer 

The men's and women's 
;ross country team enjoyed a 
jolid effort Saturday at the SMU 
Cross Country Invitational. 

Pacing the men's team were 
sophomore Todd Boddie and 
jeshman Danon O'Kelly. 
Boddie had a time of 28:44 in the 
jgK race which was good for 59th 
place overall. O'Kelly followed 
close behind Boddie with a time 
f 28:55 good for 63rd overall. 

The Demon men finished 
Il3th in the 15 team field. NSU 
sorely missed standout runner 
Robert McCormack, who led the 
jteam most of last season and is 
currently recovering from an 

N ur y- 

On the women's side, the 
Lady Demon's were led by senior 

Malissa Carr and sophomore 
Molly Magill. Carr's time of 
19:02 in the 5K race was good 
for 25th place overall while 
Magill's effort of 19:16 put her in 
30th position. 

NSU edged host SMU by six 
points, finishing with 170. This 
was good enough for seventh 
place in the 11 -team field. 
Adams State won with 39. fol- 
lowed by UTEP (56), Texas Tech 
(75), Texas-Arlington (103), 
Abilene Christian (127), TCU 
(167) , and Northwestern. 

Next on the agenda for the 
NSU men, led by 16-year head 
coach Leon Johnson, and the 
Lady Demon's, under the tute- 
lage of 4th year coach Bridget 
Cobb, is a meet at Louisiana 
Tech on September 26. 

Nichofls Preview 

Kris Kollinsworth 
staff writer 

As the NSU Demons begin 
the Southland Football League 
race at home Saturday night at 6 
in Turpin Stadium, the race is 
wide open — thanks to Saturday's 
opponent, Nicholls State. 

The Colonels (2-1, 1-0 in the 
SFL) shocked the SFL by upset- 
ting conference favorite Troy 
State 22-20 last Saturday. That 
win over the nation's No. 2- 
ranked team jumped Nicholls to 

since both schools are referred to 
as NSU on their campuses. The 
winner gets bragging rights and a 
wooden trophy at their school. 

The Demons have dazzled 
the Colonels 1 1 times under the 
15-year reign of Coach 
Goodwin. But Nicholls snapped 
a five-year Northwestern win 
streak in the series last year in 
Thibodeaux, blocking a punt 
with 1 :48 to go to set up a 37- 
yard field goal with 15 seconds 
left to make the difference in a 
19-17 victory over the Demons. 
Most of 

ranking of this point in the season 

15th, cc 
pared to 

15th ' co Z the winner will have a big 

No. 24 advantage. 

ranking by C()ach Goo( J win 


who were off last weekend. 

Since Troy State was picked 
in virtually every preseason poll 
to win the conference, Demon 
coach Sam Goodwin said 
Nicholls has turned the league 
race upside down. It may not 
have been as big an upset as it 
seemed, since Nicholls joined 
Troy State as the conference 
teams in last year's I-AA play- 

"Nicholls dominated the 
game," said Goodwin after 
watching tapes of the Colonels' 
victory. "Troy was fortunate to 
have the score that close. 
Nicholls is very similar to the 
•earn they had last year, just more 
experienced and more confident, 
was most impressed with what I 

This game will make the 
fifth "NSU Challenge" game. 
The students governments, from 
both university established it 

the injured 
return to 
the field. 
at tailback against 
and quarter- 

who started 
Henderson State, 
back Warren Patterson should be 
well enough to defend their 
home turf against the Colonels. 
Goodwin expects Brandon 
Emanuel to start at quarterback 
but plans to play Patterson in the 
first half and make a decision as 
to which player is more effective, 
as Patterson is still recovering 
from a sprained knee. 

Converted linebacker 
Damion Brown, who scored two 
touchdowns against Henderson 
State, will probably start at tail- 
back against the Colonels. 

"I think we got a boost in our 
confidence by winning," stated 
Goodwin. "We lost a lot of tim- 
ing last week. This is a very big 
game, a lot like the LSU-Auburn 
game was in the SEC, and at this 
point in the season the winner 
will have a big advantage." 

NSU Women's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

NSU Men's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

T 'iTany Cronin,Outside Hitter 

The senior outside hitter record 
ed 37 kills and 25 digs over the 
w eekend as NSU defeated 
Southeastern 3-1 and fell to 
N 'cholls 1-3. The Demons 
re cord now stands at 5-9 overall 

^B ooming Home Contests 

Volleyball-September 27 
N °rtheast Louisiana~2:00 p.m. 
Soccer-September 25 
Southern Mississippi- 3:00 

Tony Maranto,Def. Back 

Last week's SLC Defensive 
Player of the Week picked up 7 
tackles with one interception 
and one touchdown to help 
carry the Demons to their first 
victory of the season against 
Henderson State. 
Upcomin g Home Contest 
Football-September 27 
Nicholls State- 6 p.m. 

Northwestern State Northwestern State 
Al University University 
athletic Department Athletic Department 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The Northwestern women's soc- 
cer team had a busy but rough 
week as they dropped a road 
game to McNeese State and suf- 
fered home losses to 
Southeastern and Jacksonville 

The Demons traveled to 
Lake Charles on Wednesday and 
lost a hard-fought game by the 
score of 3-0. NSU was led by 
Holly Horn with four shots on 
goal, but the Lady Demons were 
unable to convert their shots into 
any goals. McNeese scored two 
goals in a three minute span and 
NSU was unable to recover. 

NSU was outshot by the 
Cowgirls 28-16, and McNeese 
had eight corner kicks to only 
one for Northwestern. 

Northwestern opened its 
home schedule with a game 
against Southeastern here 
Saturday afternoon. Despite an 
impressive effort from NSU 
freshman Kerri Kahanek, the 
Lady Lions squeaked by NSU by 
the score of 4-2. 

Kahanek led an improving 
Demon offensive effort with two 
goals and seven shots on goal. 
NSU set an all-time record with 
21 shots, including four by 
Tammy Peck, three each by 
Shannon Day and Stephanie 
O'Neil, and one each by Kati 
Mayer and Holly Horn. 

The loss left NSU at 0-6-1 
overall and 0-2-1 in Southland 
Conference action. Southeastern 
improved to 3-2 overall and a 
conference best 2- 1 mark. 

Sunday's game against 
Jacksonville State saw a lot of 
the same from the Lady Demons: 
a continued improvement on the 
offensive side but just not 
enough to get over the hump. 
The Lady Gamecocks defeated 
NSU 7-1 here Sunday afternoon. 

Although the Lady Demons 
continued to show improvement 
in the area of shots on goal, they 
still found difficulty in getting 
the ball in the net. Kelly 
Knapschaefer was the lone Lady 
Demon to score a goal against 
Jacksonville State. 

The game was the second in 
a row in which NSU reached 
double figures in shots on goal. 
Knapschaefer, Peck and Horn 
paced the team with three shots 
each, while Shannon Day 
chipped in two and Erin 
Carpenter and Amy Triplett each 
added one. 

The Lady Demons will next 
play the Southern Mississippi 
Golden Eagles in a home game 
Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. 
The non-conference meeting will 
be the first between the two 
schools, as was the contest with 
Jacksonville State. The loss to 
the Lady Gamecocks leaves 
NSU at 0-7-1 for the year and 0- 
2-1 in conference play. 

Top: Kelly Knappschaefer faces off 
against a Jacksonville State defender. 
Right: Wendy Woodham leaves her feet ^ 
to make the save. Below: Shannon Day 
streaks by her SLU opponent. 

Spikers have sights on SLC crown 

Kim Hand 
staff writer 

Preseason is officially over 
for Northwestern 's volleyball 
program and now the task at 
hand is conference play. 

Everything the Demons 
have done this pre-season is in 
anticipation of their conference 
play. " Win or lose pre-season is 
a great preparation for our con- 
ference matches," second year 
head coach Mary Dejute said. 

Coming off of a huge win 
against Centenary 15-12, 15-0, 
15-2, the Demons had energy 
and momentum to carry them 
through their first two confer- 
ence games. 

Their first match was a suc- 
cess as they overpowered the 
Lady Lions of Southwestern 
Louisiana Friday night in 

Lone senior and co-captain 
Tiffany Cronin was excited 
about the win. "We were ecstat- 
ic!" Cronin Said. "It's definitely 
a confidence booster, hopefully 

we will feed off this win and use 
it to take us through the season." 

Saturday night in 
1 hibodeaux, the Demons lost a 
hard match to the Lady Colonels 
of Nicholls State University. 
Despite the loss the Demons are 
in high spirits. " We have 

confidence early in the season 
and we know that winning feel- 
ing," co-captain Gretchen Hecht 

"We know that the confer- 
ence title is up for grabs, last 
years powerhouse lost some 
players and we're ready to catch 
everybody off guard." 

Now, with a record of 5-9, 1 - 
1 in Southland Conference play, 
the Demons start off a week of 
preparation before their next 

The Demons hope to up 
their conference record this 
Saturday, September 27, at 2:00 
in Prather Coliseum. They play- 
host to the Northeast Louisiana 

No. 7 Erin Carpenter battles for the ball against Jackson State 

Coach Forrest; ready to create the Demon soccer traditions 

Amy Lambre 
staff writer 

Northwestern State 
University Demons soccer 
coach, Maribeth Forrest takes 
the challenge of building a pro- 
gram and progressing towards 
her goals. 

Coach Forrest has many 
accomplishments that will lead 
to success and the achievement 
of many goals. 

As a player, Forrest has a 
lot to say for herself when it 
comes to experience on the field. 
The most recent venture Forrest 
has embarked on is becoming a 
member of the Jackson Calypso, 
U.S.I.S.L. women's semi-pro 
team as a goalkeeper. 

Forrest was a stand-out 
goalkeeper from Texas Christian 
University. In 1987 she was the 
team's most valuable player. 
She has competed international- 
ly in China and Norway with the 
Klein Challenge club team in 

She earned her bachelors of 
science in Kinesiology in 1989 
from TCU, and followed up with 
a Masters of Science in Exercise 
Physiology in 1994. 

Forrest has gone beyond 
being a player and has taken on 
the role of a coach. She has many 

achievements in the realm of 
coaching. She is a Louisiana 
State Olympic Development 
Program Staff Coach, LSA 
Goalkeeping Coach, LSA 
Course Clinician and has earned 

Forrest has an impressive 
background. Coaching came 
natural to her and she has been 
playing and coaching all of her 

In 1995 Forrest read about 
our coaching position in NCAA 
News and applied. She decided 
that she would like to coach at 
Northwestern because she would 

Conference and a highly compet- 
itive team regionally. 

Forrest has often entertained 
the thought of playing profes- 
sional soccer. " It has always 
been a dream to play at the pro- 
fessional level," Forrest said. 
She says that she will have to 
assess the situation as the 
women's professional league 

" It's hard work but the team 
and I get to put our mark on the 
program," Forrest Said. " We 
create the traditions. 

her U.S.S.F. license to coach. 
Forrest has also held coaching 
posts for the Texas Image Soccer 
Team, the Soccer Quest and 
Texas Wave club teams. 

like the challenge of starting a 
program. " Its hard work but the 
team and I get to put our mark on 
the program," Forrest said. " We 
create the traditions. 

Coach Forrest is very moti- 
vated and has a lot of drive when 
it comes to coaching. " I enjoy 
having an impact on the players, 
both on the field and in the class- 
room," Forrest said. " Basically, 
the drive is a love for the game." 

Forrest has established 
coaching goals that consist of 
establishing a dominating pro- 
gram in the Southland 


When Forrest does her 
recruiting she looks for certain 
qualities in a player. " When 
looking for a player, I look for 
players who have the technical 
and tactical ability to compete at 
this level, plus those who desire 
to exceed on and off the field," 
Forrest said. 

As Forrest shapes the foun- 
dation for a conference champi- 
onship soccer program at 
Northwestern, she will remain 
steadfast in the pursuit of her 


Page 10 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 

TllC Fclll 20CS IlUtS $300 shopping spree for athletes who qualify 

Don Harrier into a Derk or is a necessity? Is The store to fill this contrac 

Just a Fan 

Don Harper 

After a two week sabbatical 
the fan returns to his outraged 
public getting on his knees and 
giving them three ' I'm not wor- 
thies' and asking for forgiveness. 
Go Buccaneers!!! 

There is a lot that has hap- 
pened ovt. the past two week 
and I am going to do my best to 
cover it all. So here goes. Go 

Yes, let's talk about the 
Florida version of the New 
Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay 
Buccaneers. Go Buccaneers!!! 

The team with the worst 
overall record since it's inception 
is now the only team in the NFC 
to be undefeated. Go Buccaneers 
go. Go Buccaneers! 

With second year head 
coach Tony Dungee the Bucs 
have dropped the jaws of the 
NFL. He now has, who I am pre- 
dicting to be rookie of the year 
Warrick Dunn and the runner-up 
to rookie of the year Warren 
Sapp to top off his already 
improved team. Go 

Dunn is what some are call- 
ing the second coming of the still 
playing Barry Sanders. He's 
phenomenal. Go Buccaneers!!! 

I know what some of you 
are saying. This guy just 
preached about sticking with 
your team and not jumping to the 
winner. I am not making an 
exception I am just really happy 
for the Bucs. Go Buccaneers ! ! ! 

I remain a Steeler fan and I 
still bleed black and gold. As a 

matter of fact, my will says that 
when I die, I am to be cremated 
and my ashes sprinkled in the left 
hand batter's box at three rivers 
stadium. I want to be part of my 

Get a drink of your carbonat- 
ed beverage and take a break for 
just a second while I change 
channels on you. 

This week could the biggest 
week of the season for our 
beloved football team. With 
Nicholls beating the conference 
favorite the door to the 
Southland swings wide open for 
the rest of the conference. Our 
pigskinners were ranked second 
in the southland according to The 
Sporting News. 

The home opener was fan- 
tastic and I think that feeling was 
unanimous throughout 
Demonland. The game was 
great, the crowd was amazing, 
the spirit groups were in rare 
form and the student body was 
there. Let me say that again, 

It is cool to go to the game. 
If you were in doubt of this tidbit 
of information then let me clue 
you in. It's cool. I am 'The Fan' 
and I said so. So if you are any- 
body you will be there in support 
of our hell-raisers. 

I will end this portion of the 
program with another announce- 
ment about Demon athletics. 
Did you know that the soccer, 
volleyball, and cross country 
teams are also in the midst of 
their seasons? I hope you did 
and I want to encourage you to 
get out and see them too. They 
are great. 

Quick, get another drink and 
we will move on . 

The Sauce sports staff would 

like to thank for competing in the 
FAN CHALLENGE every week. 
Papa John's and the athletic 
department are now co-sponsors 
and the bounty will continue to 
grow to a grand finally later in 
the season. 

I must digress for just one 
minute and tell Rachel White 
congratulations for winning the 
second week's contest. She not 
only won but only picked three 
games wrong and only missed 
the total points of the Monday 
night game by two. Way to go 

The reason for the digression 
is (I'm going to get myself in 
trouble for this) I didn't think 
girls' knew enough to win the 
challenge. I'm still having a hard 
time with it. 

Good luck to all who enter 
even the girls and keep sending 
those entries in. 

Changing issues again, get 
one more gulp and we'll be done. 

I have the privilege of taking 
Dr. Scott Roach for Marketing 
3230. The class has been a blast 
so far but there is just one thing I 
would like to bring to your atten- 

This goes out to all of you 
out there who think like this. 
Class time is not a one on one 
discussion with you!! The 
instructor is there to teach and 
we are there to learn, please let 
us. Its just a tad bit annoying, so 

Thank you, I'm done now. 

If you have an opinion you 
would like for me to hear please 
call, e-mail or send a self 
addressed stamped envelope to: 
ext 5339 or e-mail The self 
addressed envelope thing was a 
joke in case you didn't get it. 

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Current Sauce Fan Challenge 

Nicholls vs NSU 

_Virginia vs #5 North Carolina_ 

Wyoming vs #16 Colorado 

LA Tech vs Arkansas 

#1 5 LSU vs Akron_ 

Notre Dame vs #6 Michigan 
Indiana vs Wisconsin 

_#7 Ohio St vs Missouri. 
Miami vs West Virginia 

Oilers vs Steelers 

Packers vs Lions 

Saints vs Giants 

Jets vs Bengals 

Bears vs Cowboys. 
_Eagles vs Vikings_ 

_Arizona vs Buccaneers_ 
Monday Night Tie Breaker 
49ers vs Panthers. 

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The Fan Challenge would like to welcome the NSU Athletic 
department as new sponsors to the Fan Challenge. You can turn 
your Fan Challenge in to 225 Kyser Hall by 4:00 Friday. Anyone is 
eligible to win. The winner this week gets two box seats from the 
athletic department is adding two box seats to the winner this 
week for the Nicholls State game. Good Luck. Jeff Montegut is 
the winner this week. Congrats. See me in 225 Kyser. 

Don Harper 
sports editor 

Scholarship athletes who are 
eligible for Pell grants receive 
$300.00, through the NCAA 
Special Assistance Fund, to pur- 
chase clothing to get them 
through the school year. 

When the NCAA made the 
television contract with CBS for 
the coverage of The Road to the 
Final Four it 

into a perk or is a necessity? Is 
there a limit to the price of an 
item, such as a $115 pair of 
shoes? Who is ensuring that this 
system is not being abused? 
Why was STAGE selected as the 
beneficiary of such a lucrative 

Donnie Cox, associate ath- 
letic director of compliance and 
special services, explained that 
any clothing the teams travel in 

The store to fill this contract 
was selected while former asso- 
ciate athletic director, Ross 
Cobb was employed by NSU. 
STAGE was selected because of 
it's selection and ability to meet 
all of the student athlete's needs 
in one stop. "Since it was some- 
thing in place when I arrived, I 
might guess you can get most of 
your clothing needs met," Greg 
Burke said. 


program, which 
has been in 
effect about 3 
1/2 years, was 
not available to 

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leges and univer- 
sities around the COUntry.' 
country and one 
of the ways is 
through the Special Assistance 

Northwestern student ath- 
letes now receive their $300 in 
the form of a voucher. This 
voucher is then taken to the local 
STAGE clothing store where it 
can be spent to purchase cloth- 
ing. Almost 100 percent of the 
athletes at NSU use the clothing 
portion of the assistance fund. If 
the money is not used, it must be 
returned to the NCAA. 

This issue was brought to the 
attention of the Current Sauce 
sports staff in a letter this week 
with concerns about a "shopping 
spree" that was soon to take 
place for most of the Scholarship 
athletes on campus. The basic 
intent of the letter was to let peo- 
ple know what is happening but 
some other issues were also men- 

The issues brought to the 
surface by the letter, whose 
writer refused to be named, 
included: Is this program turning 


both went 

must be purchased by the stu- 
dent. Only uniform items are 
purchased by the University. 

The program has been 
abused in the past but Cox and 
his staff are now reworking the 
program. "We are in the stages 
of revamping the program," Cox 
said. "Just because some people 
take advantage of a program 
doesn't make the program bad." 

Next year the athletes will 
have choices to select from, even 
Wal-Mart. Further guidelines 
will be set on each item. 

The compliance office is 
also in contact with other univer- 
sities within the Southland 
Conference to help each other in 
helping the student athlete with- 
out being excessive. Stephen F. 
Austin requires that the athletes 
put all items on layaway so they 
can be verified by the compli- 
ance office. "We are taking steps 
to assure the program is not 
abused," Greg Burke, NSU 
Athletic Director said. 

on to careers in the NFL, were 
seen around campus in faded 
slacks and worn out tennis shoes 
according to Doug Ireland 
Director of Sports Information 

The intent of the program, to 
avail the student athlete to the 
assistance needed, was so that 
they were not embarrassed in the 
classroom. "It's unfortunate 
someone is misinterpreting an 
incredibly worth while program 
that was set up by the NCAA and 
with the approval of an over- 
whelming majority of the more 
than 700 colleges in the country," 
Doug Ireland NSU SID. "The 
only question is why did it take 
so long to get started." 

Burke, Ireland, and Cox, in 
separate interviews also empha- 
sized that over the course of a 
school year $300 is not a lot of 
money. A student worker, who 
works 27 hours a month, will 
make over $550 for one semes- 
ter. According to NCAA rules, 

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( Ihe Student 9{eiVspaper of 9\[orthiuestern State University 

Vol. 86. No. 8, 10 pages 

Natchitoches. Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 30, 1 997 

1-888 numbers toll-free, yet unaccessible 

Kevin Brough 
staff writer 

Have you tried to dial 1-888 
numbers on-campus. only to find 

that access to these toll-free 

numbers is prohibited? 

According to Steve 
Reid, director of the com- 
puter center, students and 
faculty will soon be able to 
dial these numbers with no 

"In the past, all area 
codes had either a "0" or a 
"1" as the middle digit," 
Reid said. "When these 
combinations ran out, the 
phone company devised the 
new North American 
Numbering Plan." 

According to the Bell 
Communications Research 
(Bellcore) homepage, the North 
American Numbering Plan is a tele- 
phone numbering plan that is shared 
by the United States, Canada. 

Bermuda and eighteen Caribbean 

Under the NANP, new area 
codes are being created and assigned 
numbers "2" through "9" as the mid- 

"This has become a major con- 
cern for the administration of 
NSU. It will be handled in the 
quickest manner possible." 

Steve Reid 
computer center director 

die digit, instead of the "0" or "1" 
that has previously been in use. 

The addition of these num- 
bers requires present phone equip- 
ment and software to be upgraded to 
recognize the difference between the 

new area codes and a Central Office 

This is the case at 

"The NSU telephone system 
requires a software upgrade 
and additional program- 
ming to be NANP compli- 
ant," Reid said. "This 
office submitted a purchase 
requisition in the amount of 
$8,125 on Sept. 18 for the 
software upgrade." 

According to Reid, 
the system upgrade should 
arrive within two weeks of 
Lucent Technologies 
receipt of the purchase req- 
uisition, at which time, the 
new software will be 
installed on the 
Northwestern switch. 

"This has become a major 
concern for the administration of 
NSU," Reid said. "It will be handled 
in the quickest manner possible." 

Football players hold the NSU Challenge trophy after beating 
Nicholls State Saturday. The trophy, which goes to the winner of the 
Northwestern vs. Nicholls game, was first awarded to Northwestern 
five years ago. 

Freshman Connection leaders to be chosen soon 

Scott Givens 
contributing writer 

Students interested in 
becoming Student Orientation 
Leaders for next year's 
Freshman Connection should 
submit applications soon, 

Students are needed 
help with incoming fresh- 

The programs are 
tentatively sched- 
uled for June 4 and 
5. 18 and 19, 25 
and 26 and July 9 
and 10. 

must return 
their applica- 
tions to Gail 
Jones in the New 
Student Programs | 
Office, 103 
Student Union, by 
Oct. 15. 

They must also 
submit a letter of recom- 
mendation from an instruc- 
tor, member of the 
Northwestern staff or adminis- 
tration, community or church 
leader, or a past or present 

Any part of the applica- 
tion process not complete by 

Oct. 15, will result in a with- 
drawal of the application. 

Applicants should be able 
to communicate effectively 
with others, be aware of 
University rules and regula- 
tions, have a minimum 2.5 


1 a t i v e 

grade point average and have 
the ability to conduct a small 
group session. 

According to Jones 30 
hours credit at Northwestern is 


Student Orientation 
Leaders have various responsi - 
bilities, including enrolling in 
COUN J.010-O1N for spring 
3998. attending workshops 
and retreats and leading small 
group orientation sessions. 

Compensation for the pro- 
gram will be ;i single $500 

More detailed information 
can be obtained in the 
application packets, 
which are available in 
room 103 of the Student 

Freshman Connection 
Coordinator Gail Jones 
% said that interviews 
§ would take place a 
? week after the applica- 
tion deadline and that 
20 students would 
chosen for the positions. 
The students will be noti 
fied around the first 

"NSU has been doing 
Freshman Connection for nine 
years," Jones said. "We' 
been receiving a lot of applica 
tions and it looks like there 
going to be a strong pool 
students to choose from." 





Alexandria newspaper to offer student subscriptions 

Keri Champion 
contributing writer 

The Alexandria Daily Town 
Talk plans to offer students on 
campus a separate subscription 
than the normal one. 

The Town Talk recently 
began operation of a permanent 
news bureau in Natchitoches. 
Leigh Flynn, who has been an 

associate of the paper since 1992 
resides here. 

With the installation of the 
news bureau, the paper decided 
to implement the plan for student 
subscriptions with a special rate 
for the residents of NSU. The 
paper would be delivered direct- 
ly to the dorms. 

"We are trying to increase 
local readership in the area and 

thought the students would be a 
key target to help us do this." 
Paul Sanders, circulation director 
of the paper, said. "There is a lot 
of growth potential here. We did 
some research on the proposal 
and found that no other paper 
offers this service to students." 

The Alexandria Daily Town 
Talk hopes to be able to provide 
the service this year. 

University Academic Calendar comparisons 

Emily Leonard 
news editor . 

The alteration of the 
Fall 1998 Academic Calendar 
has upset many students, faculty 
and staff. 

Several other schools 
have, for several years, been on 
calendars similar to 
Northwestern 's new one. 

A chart comparing holi- 
days at Northeast, Southeastern, 
Northwestern. Southwestern, 
Nicholls, Tech, LSU, LSUS, 
UNO and McNeese showed that 
North western's fall calender has 
a total of 5 1/2 holidays. This is 
more than any other public 
school in Louisiana, followed 
by Nicholls and UNO. 

During the spring stu- 
dents at Nicholls have 10 days 
off from school, whereas stu- 

dents here have nine. 
Southeastern and UNO also 
have nine. 

For the summer term 
Northwestern had more days off 
than any other school. 

For Thanksgiving 
Northwestern, NLU and 
Southeastern have a half day of 
classes Wednesday, and 
Thursday and Friday off. 

LSU, LSUS, McNeese, 
Nicholls, UNO and USL have 
just Thursday and Friday off. 

Four schools have a fall 
break in the middle of their 
semester. LSU has a Friday off. 
Northwestern has off Monday 
and Tuesday while Nicholls and 
UNO have Thursday and 
Friday off. 

Eight out of the 10 
schools surveyed have Monday, 
Tuesday and Wednesday off 

while LSU has just Monday. 
Tuesday and half of a day 
Wednesday. LSUS is only off on 
Monday and Tuesday. 

During Easter the 
schools vary in the amount of 
vacation days. LSU, LSUS, 
Northwestern, Southeastern and 
UNO vacation for a full week 
while Nicholls gets an added 

NLU and USL only 
have Thursday, Friday and 
Monday off. Tech' s students 
take off Friday and Monday. 
McNeese has Thursday, Friday, 
Monday and Tuesday. 

For Spring '98 regular 
registration is scheduled for Jan. 
8-9. Fee payment will begin Jan 
8-9 and continue to the"l2-13. 
Late registration will be Jan. 12- 

Student Athlete Advisory Committee benefits students 

David Balcer 
contributing writer 

Through the efforts of the 
Student Athlete Advisory 
Committee, not only has bridg- 
ing the gap between the student 
athlete and the administration 
become easier, but student ath- 
letes are developing life skills as 

"On a 
national level, 
athletic pro- 
grams initially 
established the 
Committee to 
serve as a liai- 
son between 
all athletes and 
tion," Greg 
Burke, athletic 

director, said. "It is pleasing to 
note however that the concept of 
the Student Athlete Advisory 
Committee has evolved into 
much more." 

The S.A.A.C. generates a 
student-athlete voice within the 
athletic department, organizes 
community service efforts, sug- 
gests potential NCAA legisla- 
tion, and creates a vehicle for 
student-athlete representation on 
campus wide committees. 

"Through the efforts of the 
Student Athlete Advisory 
Committee, every student ath- 

lete has an opportunity to devel- 
op life skills (community 
involvement, career develop- 
ment, self-esteem) which will 
prepare mem to be successful 
when they leave Northwestern," 
Burke said. 

The committee is represent- 
ed by two athletes from each of 
the sports on campus. There is a 

'The Sky's the limit to 
what we can do with 

Steve Hicks 

advisor to the student athlete committee 

broad diversity of representa- 
tives in the committee. In addi- 
tion to ethnic and gender diver- 
sity, nine states are represented. 
There are also two international 
students on the committee. Each 
representative serves as a link 
between the committee and his 
or her individual team. 

The outline of the year's 
agenda will be decided at the 
Oct. 5 meeting. Different pro- 
jects ranging from immunity 
and campus servio rojects to 
assisting the mayor ill be dis- 

cussed. Plans for a fall semester 
sports newsletter will also be 

Another future project is the 
National Make a Difference 
Day, Oct. "I think it is important 
that we work through the cam- 
pus and community to get 
Northwestern student athletes 
involved and noticed," Steve 
Hicks, advisor 
to the Student 

The committee 
has already per- 
formed one pro- 
ject this year. 
Over 32 
squad and com- 
mittee members 
were dispersed 
through the 
stands at the 
football home 
opener and collected $550 dol- 
lars for the research of sudden 
infant death syndrome. The 
money was donated by the com- 
mittee in memory of Tyler 
Olive, son of junior offensive 
lineman Jay Olive. 

In its third year of existence, 
the committee is a relatively 
young committee. But a more 
and more members return each 
year to this committee, a posi- 
tive growth is inevitable. 

"The sky's the limit to what 
we can do with this," Hicks said. 

Governor Foster to be keynote speaker 
#t dedication of renovated Russell Hall 

News Bureau 

Gov. Murphy J. "Mike" 
Foster will be the key note 
speaker at dedication cere- 
monies for the newly- renovat- 
ed Russell Hall Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. 

Russell Hall has under- 
gone a $3 million renovation 
project that completely refur- 
bished the building which 
opened in 1937 and was 
Northwestern 's library for 
many years. 

The first two floors of 
Russell Hall contain classrooms 
which accommodate either 
small seminar classes, medium 
size classes or large survey 
courses. Faculty offices are on 
the third floor. Several comput- 
er labs are located throughout 
the building. In addition, 
Russell Hall also houses the 
Central Louisiana Distance 
Learning Center. 

The Center, which was 
funded with a grant of $280,500 
from the Rapides Foundation in 
Alexandria, can be used by stu- 
dents in Alexandria, Leesville, 

Natchitoches and other sites in programming to businesses, 
Central Louisiana. schools, community agencies 

A video and CD server and individuals within Central 
enables individuals to secure Louisiana, 
stored classroom 
lectures and other 
presentations via 
ISDN telephone 
lines using com- 
puters. The 
Learning Center 
also includes com- 
pressed video link, 
digital satellite 
downlink and con- 
nections to the cur- 
rent university 
uplink. These con- 
nections make it 
possible to deliver 
material from 
throughout the 
world and broad- 
cast a broad range 
of instructional 

Learning Center 
provides interac- 
tive in service and 
academic distance 

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The Current Sauce 

Campus Connections 

September 30, 1997 

Wednesdays Band performance pleases many 

Alexandria Communication Fair 

It will be Oct. 4 at the LSU-A campus in the 
Barbara Brumfield Caffey Annex. Admission is 
free and open to the public. The fair will consist of 
public education and community outreach on 
hearing loss, exhibitions of new assertive tele- 
phone equipment for the hard of hearing, and free 
hearing screening. 

Blood Drive 

The Blood Drive will be at Oct. 6 and 7, in the 
Student Union Ballroom, and Oct. 8, in the Blood 
Center bus. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Give blood to show school spirit and raise aware- 
ness of the importance of becoming a regular 
blood donor. And also receive a T-shirt and satis- 
faction of helping to save a life. 

Delta Sigma Theta 

The ladies of DST will sponsor a "Salute to the 
Old School" step show on Friday, Oct. 17,1997 at 
7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Those per- 
sons who pledged their respective black Greek 
organizations during the 1970's, 80"s and 90's are 
encouraged and asked to participate. All campus 
chapters are advised to contact your sorority and 
fraternity brothers in regard to this great event. 
Ticket prices are $3 Greeks and $4 non-Greeks. 
For further information please contact Kinika C. 
Lloyd at 354-2882. Thanks. 

Order of Omega 

Don't forget about the prospective new member 
breakfast on Thurs, Oct, 2 at 7 a.m. Dress-up and 
please be on time. 

Phi Beta Lambda 

Phi Beta Lambda's second meeting will be held 
Wed. Oct. 1, 1997 at noon. The meeting will be 
held in the Faculty Lounge of Russell Hall. 
Everyone is welcome. Come join us in welcoming 
our guest speaker Dr. Webb. 

Phi Mu Fraternity 

GRUB is Thursday. The blood drive with Kappa 
Sigma is Friday at Wal-Mart from 12 to 5. Don't 
forget to go when you signed up. Our alumni will 
be in town Sunday for the alumni bar-b-que at 

Maggio's farm at 2. Composites will be taken at 
the house Monday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and 
Oct. 7 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Congratulations to 
our Ladies of the Week: Tammy Sullivan and 
Holly LaCaze. Bible study is Tuesday at 8:30 
p.m. Study Hall is in room 320 Student Union on 
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. until 8 
p.m. Happy hour is from 6 to 7. Greek Study Hall 
is Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 
4p.m. in 313 Student Union. 

NSU Public Affairs Association 

We will hold nominations for offices at the next 
meeting Oct. 2 at 4:30. If you wish to participate 
in the election you must bring in your dues, $10. 
This will allow you to become an active member 
and will allow you also to vote or run for office. 
We will also set a permanent meeting time. 

Purple Jackets 

There will be a meeting Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. 
Sociology Club 

We will meet Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in 309 Kyser. 

Student Government Association 

Homecoming, Mr. NSU. Miss NSU and freshman 
senators will be elected Oct. 1 and 2 next to 
KNWD (outside) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. If 
you are interested in helping with National Make 
A Difference Day, attend the meeting in the 
Faculty Lounge at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Veterinary Technology Club 

We invite everyone to our annual Veterinary 
Technology Open House, Oct. 17 in Bienvenu 
Hall from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. 

We invite all interested ladies to our Fall 
Informational Seminar Oct. 1 in the President's 
Room at 7 p.m. Dress to impress. Showtime at the 
Apollo will be held on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the 
Alley. Tickets are on sale, see any Zeta to pur- 
chase. Anyone interested in participating should 
contact Felicia at 352-7702 or Andrea at 352- 

Kristen Zulick 
contributing writer 

The NSU Jazz Bands played 
their hearts out at a concert on 
Wednesday at Recital Hall. 

"The performance went well 
tonight," said 

director, Al 

S 1 a t t e r . 
"Both bands 
did outstand- 

The con 


When asked how long the 
Ensemble practiced before the 
performance, Gibson said, "We 
only got the music a couple of 
weeks ago." Just by judging the 
riveting sounds coming from this 

'The bands keep getting better o 

and better here at Northwestern. aXncJ 

me tun- _ _ _ 

SStKS We appreciate everything the 
; University does for us." 

Director Al Slatter 

directed by 

Mark Poole. 

The first 
piece entitled "Front Burner" by 
Basie, included an alto sax solo 
by Mike Gibson and a piano solo 
by Lane Dunn. 

Other selections included 
"Round Midnight" by Neal 
Slater and "The Heat's On" by 

group, one would think they had 
been preparing since the begin- 
ning of the semester. 

Following the ensemble was 
NSU's Jazz Band. 

The band consists of flutes, 
percussion, saxophones, trum- 

pets, trombones, a rhythm sec- 
tion, and a lead vocalist. 

The band played familiar 
songs such as "Samba de 
Carrera" by Dean Sorenson and 
"Don't Get Around Much Any 
More" by Duke Ellington. 

The last selec- 
tion, "Dancing 
Men", received a 
standing ovation 
from a boisterous 

native, Luke 
Brouillette on gui- 
tar and John 
Brennan on drums. 
"The bands keep 

getting better and 

better here at 
Northwestern," said Slatte "We 
appreciate everything the 
University does for us." 

The NSU Jazz Band's next 
performance will be at the Lady 
of the Bracelet pageant. 

NSU Inspirational Mass Choir presents their Annual Fall Fest-uplift- 
ing our youth through Christ. This Event will take place Sunday, 
October 26, 1997, 7:30 p.m., Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free. 
Casual dress. 

A mission to lead, a committment to succeed and a 
life for Jesus Christ. 

For more information, contact Naomi Levy at 

This is an event you don't want to miss. 

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Northwestern "creamed" Nicholls State University in Saturday 
night s game. Northwestern SGA President Alicia Thomas got the 
opportunity to throw a pie in Nicholls SGA President Ricardo 
Wilson s face after the Demons defeated the Colonels. 

Student Government Association Minutes 


Alpha Omicron Pi donates pandas 
to benefit local troubled children 

News Bureau 

Kappa Chi Chapter of 
Alpha omicron Pi donated over 
fifty stuffed panda bears to the 
police st:action to benefit trou- 
bled children throughout the city. 

The donation was a con- 
tinued effort toward a project 
presented to members at their 
Centennial Celebration 
Convention in New York City. 

The project was planned 
over the summer, where the 

chapter decided they would 
make a social event more worth- 
while by giving: to others. 

To attain the panda 
bears, the chapters held a mixer 
which required that each mem- 
ber and her date bring a panda. 

Members drove a.s far as 
Alexandria in search of the 
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Meeting called to order by 
resident, Alicia Thomas 

The opening prayer was lead 
y Senator Brandon Bernard and 
he pledge was lead by Senator 
Alyson Courtney. There was no 
Treasurer's Report. 

President Alicia Thomas 

1. $500 will be go to the 
Counseling and Career Services 
or pizza at Career Day sched- 
led for September 23, 1997. 

2. We need to select 
Homecoming nominations and 

lect a Speaker of the Senate at 
onight's meeting. 

Committee Reports: Traffic 
nd Safety: Kourtney Kentzel 
eported that in the last meeting 
he expansion of the parking lot 
ehind Varnado and improving 
he lighting on Tarlton Dr. were 

Speaker of the Senate: 
Kourtney Kentzel made a motion 
o open the floor for nomina- 
ons. Nominations: Sandy 
chrnieder nominated by 
Kourtney Kentzel. Seconded by 
Kourtney Kentzel. Floor closed 
or nominations. Sandy 
chrnieder elected.. 

Election Committee: 

Melinda Loyacano 
Commissioner of Elections, Julie 
Bedard, Kourtney Kentzel, 
Heather Perimon, Chris Breaux, 
Bobby Carney; Alyson Courtney 
made motion to approve com- 
mittee, seconded by Kourtney 
Kentzel.; Motion passed. 

President Alicia Thomas 
read the Hazing Policy which 
was sent around and signed by 
all Senators present. 

September 23 at 8 P.M. a 
Hazing, Values, and Ethics 
Seminar will be held at Magale 
Recital Hall. The presidents of 
all campus organizations and all 
Greeks must attend. 

Homecoming Hunnie; 
Representatives: Larry Ellis, 
Jeremy LaCombe, Todd Wallace, 
Luke Dowden, Bobby Carney; 

Homecoming Court: Sandy 
Schmieder made motion to open 
the floor for nomination, 
Seconded by Michelle Craig: 
Nominations: Alyson Courtney, 
Alicia Thomas,Teresa Yousey, 
Heather Ragsdale, Sandy 
Schmieder, Runoff: Alicia 
Thomas, Alyson Courtney, 
Heather Ragsdale 

Mr. NSU: Sandy Schmieder 
made motion to open the floor 
for nominations. Seconded by 
Alyson Courtney. Nominations: 
John Hatley, A.J. Kennedy, Jeff 
Jones,John Freed; A.J. Kennedy 
was selected as nominee. 

Miss NSU: Sandy 

Schmieder made motion to open 
the floor for nominations. 
Seconded by Kourtney Kentzel. 

Student Kyle Robbins pre- 
sented idea of a female mascot 
"Vicky the Demon". -Discussion 
occurred. -Would require 
approval of Alumni, Dr. Webb, 
Faculty, and Athletic Association 
-Luke motioned to table until 
next week. -Seconded by Larry 

There was no Old Business 
or Special Reports. 

Ryan Scofield made 
announcement of upcoming 
SAB activities: -Family Day 
Sept. 27 -Homecoming parade 
Oct. 16 5p.m. -Fall Fest Nov. 4- 

Vice-President Luke 
Dowden reported: -Oct 25 is 
National Make A Difference 
Day. -Nov. 15 is America 
Recycles Day -each Senator 
needs to schedule an appoint- 
ment with him this week, -turn in 
ideas the 

Distinguished Lecture Series 
Speakers, Alicia has a meeting 
with Preside Webb concerning 
the Series scheduled for this 
week. Senator Alyson Courtney 
made a motion to adjourn. 

Seconded by Senator Sandy 

Meeting adjourned 
at 8:15 p.m. 


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Homecoming Court Nominations 

Tammy Bordelon 

Susan Bramlett 

Shannon Brown- 

Nicole Chavis 

Alyson Courtney 

Michelle Craig 

Eugenie Duhon 

Terria Ebarb 

Celeste Emmons 

Francina Hollingsworth 

Donna Jackson 

Debra Lee 


Shawntell Lewis 


Heather Ragsdale 

Tara Lewis 

Karen Schexnaydre 

Gina Mahl 

Nandeaner McCall 

April Nix 

Heather Perimon 

Elizabeth Storer 

Alicia Thomas 

Emily Tracy 

Theresa Yousey 

Mr. NSU and Miss NSU Nominations 

John Freed 

Roman Gage 

John Hatley 

A. J. Kennedy 

LeAnnda Chenier 

Heather Child 

Celeste Emmons 

April Nix 

Stephanie Reed 

Alicia Thomas 

Elections will be held Oct. 1-2 
outside, between the student 
Union and Kyser, from 8-6 p.m. 
If it rains, elections will be 
held in the Student Union. 

Freshmen Senator Candidates 

Brooke Branagan 

Do you want someone 
responsible, someone 
who is not afraid to go 
out there and get 
things done? Well 
that's me. I want to be 
a Freshman Senator so 
that I can be involved 
in my class and the 
opportunities available 
to us. I was very active 
in high school and want to be involved here at 
NSU and am already head chairman of the 
Freshman Advisory Council. To put it simply I 
like NSU and am proud to be here. Therefore, I 
would like to be a member of the SGA to try and 
make our lives as students fun and interesting. 


Lyndsey Courtney 

After being on 
North western 's 
campus as a first 
time freshman for 
only a short time, I 
have already come 
to realize the impor- 
tance of involve- 
ment and represen- 
tation at NSU. 
Because of my pre- 
vious organizational involvement in high 
school, I want to continue to participate in 
campus activities and increase awareness for 
freshmen. I would represent the freshmen 
class to the best of my ability (giving of my 
time, enthusiasm, and all my efforts.) 

Jennifer Nichols 

The reason I am 
running is 
because I would 
like to get 
involved in stu- 
dent government 
life and activities. 
I know that I will 
make a good 
leader because 
I've had experi- 
ence in a leadership position. I would like 
to get everyone's concerns and ideas heard, 
and to the attention of the school. Another 
reason why I would like to be elected sena- 
tor is because I know that it would be an 
excellent learning experience. 

Darla M.Wheeler 

I want to be your next Freshman 
Class Senator. I believe I have a 
great deal to offer to The SGA. I 
am not a newcomer to govern- 
ing. While in high school I was a 
active member of the student 
council and was elected senior 
class president. During my 
administration I brought forth 
the ideas and expressions of the 
Senior Class and intend to do the 
same for my freshman class, if elected. I am a well- 
rounded and dedicated young lady. I am currently a 
member of the Demon Dazzler dance line and The 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. My only promise to 
you is to do the best job I possibly can, giving you 1 10%. 
Your vote will be graciously appreciated. 



Tuesday, September 30, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

Page 5 

Tattoos continuing trend 

Roderick Dykes 
contributing writer 

Tattoos are a fad that have 
been around for awhile and it 
does not seem to be a passing 

Fine Line Tattoos is a new 
tattoo shop that has recently 
opened in Natchitoches. The 
shop is located on La. Hwy. 1, 
directly in front of the 
Natchitoches Times. 

Owners Carmello and 
Deanna Jones are a husband and 
wife duo that have done tattooinf 
primarily as a hobby. 

According to Deanna, many 
college students have visited the 
shop and some have received tat- 

"We've recently had some 
people from Texas and Virginia 
come in," Deanna explained. 
"The shop has been open only 
five days, but the response looks 

In addition to the Jones', 
Doug Coleman is another tat- 
tooist that works in the shop. 

"I do most of the drawing, 
artwork and stenciling, and 
Carmello and Doug do the actual 
tattooing," Deanna said. 

Fine Line has many different 
designs to choose from; from 
skeletons to panthers, to hearts, 
roses and Vikings, there is a wide 

assortment of tattoos avaliable. 

According to Carmello and 
Deanna, "Tribal Art" is by far the 
most popular. 

The prices of the tattoos vary 
according to their size. Some 
designs can be as little as S10, or 
as much as SI 30. 

"We charge 1/3 cheaper than 
any other shop," Carmello said. 

Tattoos are not the only ser- 
vice that Fine Line offers; they 
also specialize in body piercings. 

"We do custom work also," 
Carmello explained. "You pick 
it, we'll stick it." 

"This is what Natchitoches 
needs," added NSU student 
Clifford Parsons. "Many students 
express themselves through tat- 

Different designs may repre- 
sent that persons personality." 

Carmello and Deanna both 
did tattooing as a hobby while 
living in Chopin, and recently 
decided to go professional. The 
couple has four children, ages 
13, 11, eight and five. 

Both believe that everyone 
who enters the shop to get a tat- 
too will leave satisfied. 

"You will be pleased with 
what you get when you leave," 
Deanna said. "We've never had a 
customer come back with a com- 

Deanna and Carmello 
encourage more NSU students to 
come and visit. 

Consultant visits to help reorganize IFC in 
aspects of recruitment, scholarship 

Andrew Kolb 
contributing writer 

The National 
Interfratemity Conference 
Member Services Consultant, 
A consultant from thj. 4t _. . " ; 

National Interfratemity 1 fllS COnSUitant IS 

Conference will be visiting g j n g tQ us get 

here on October i and 2 to help , , ° " r ° , 

reorganize Northwestern 's DaCK (HI OUT ICQt and 
Interfratemity Council. g et tQ Wne re We 

The consultant will*-, , , , 
help the IFC evaluate its pastSnOUIU DC 
performance, set goals, and . 
reorganize, according to IFC ivorey Keitn, 

President Korey Keith. IFC President 

"IFC is going to recon- 
struct," Keith said. 

"This consultant is Kevin Weaver, will be here for 
going to help us get back on our two days and will meet with 
feet and get to where we should IFC officers and chairmen on 
be." an individual basis. 

According to Keith, the 
specific areas that the IFC 
wants to address are member- 
"ship recruitment, scholarship, 
and the perception of the IFC 
and on the campus. 

Keith also said that the 
consultant will bring some new- 
ideas to the IFC on how to 
revise the by-laws and on new 
social and service projects. 

"I think his (the consul- 
tant's) visit will benefit not 
only the IFC, but the whole 
Greek system as well as the 
-school and the community," 
Keith added. 

The consultants visit is 
being paid for by the IFC and 
the Kappa Alpha Order. 

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Arts & Entertainment 

page 6 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 30, 1997 

Its all covered here: Reggae, Ska, Alternative, 'G-Punk' Hip-Hop Funk & Metal 

T T A KsKS I 5 T 

Sean Woods 
Contributing Writer 



The new 311 album, 
"Transistor," was a bit of a sur- 
prise. I say that because the title 
track that was released on the air- 
waves was a disappointment to 
me. The song had no life. It just 
looped on with constant monoto- 

So when I popped the CD in 
the good old Sony, I immediately 
skipped to track 2 of the 21 
tracks and found something bet- 

The music is a combination 
of old and new sounds. At first I 
thought the record company 
could have easily packed this CD 
with the last album, but I was 
able to find more than enough 
original material for Transistor to 
stand on its own. 

You'll find your standard 
fast rapping and fast guitar play- 
ing 3 1 1 song (Can somebody tell 
me why they have to use the 
same drum beat for every 
song?!), but these are outnum- 
bered by the slower spoken, laid 
back songs. 

In these you'll find 
happy feeling reggae strings, 
acoustic chords, and even the 
ever popular "wah-wah" guitar. 

This is definitely a slow 
album, and it seems longer than 
the 65 minutes my display 
shows. That's all right for me 
because listening to it on the 
long drive home makes the trip 
short and sweet. 


I like this band. I have to 
admit the Honeyrods reminded 
me of the Gin Blossoms and the 
Wallflowers when I first heard 
them because they have that 
"Alternative Light" sound as I 
like to call it. 

It's good 
solid rock with a 
soft touch. The 
Honeyrods were 
able to sound as 
soft as those 
other guys men- 
tioned, but they 
were able to rock 
even more with- 
out sounding like 
Pearl Jam (what- 
ever happened to 
those guys?). [They did an 
album or something with Dennis 
Rodman, and nobody's heard 
from 'em since— Ed.] 

Anyway, they don't reach 
that angst level that the Foo 
Fighters or Bush might have, but 
the formula the Honeyrods use 
flows smoothly and has a nice 
"textured" feel. 

I've never heard of the 
Honeyrods before, but if this is 
their first album it's a very good 

I'm not saying that it's spec- 
tacular (if you are a die-hard 
Nine Inch Nails or Kom kind of 
person, this may not be for you), 
but I think it's a CD worth listen- 
ing to if you want to get away 
from the same old stuff. 



I wasn't a big Ska fan before 
I listened to this Kemuri disc. 

All Ska sounded the same to 
my ears. But once I listened to 
Kemuri 's "Little Playmate," I 
was hooked the minute the first 
song began to play. 
To describe this album I would 
have to say it sounds like your 
typical Ska band with a sugar 
rush hap- 
p e n i n g . 
They play 
fast and 
furious, but 
slow down 
for a cou- 
ple of 
songs. The 
horns and 
alone are 
worth the 
price of 
this CD-it's great! 

You may not have known or 
cared, but Kemuri aren't from 
the U.S., Kemuri is a Japanese 
Ska ban, but only one song's in 
Japanese; everything else is in 

They sing the lyrics fast (as 
if most Ska bands don't), so if 
you want to understand them, 
you may want to read the lyric 

Lesa thompson 

A & E Edito r 




Every time I listen to this 
album I get the feeling that I'm 
at a Testament gig banging away. 

"Demonic" is so raw and 
powerful, you'll be hard-pressed 
to convince yourself that you're 
listening to an album and not the 
real thing. 

Nobody can wrench his guts 
out like Chuck Billy. When I 
hear him, all the hair stands up 
on the back of my neck and I get 
a big cheese-sucking ear-to-ear 

"Demonic" is exactly the 
kind of album that made 
Testament fans fall in love with 
the band's music in the first 
place. If you're one of those fans 
who, at some point, decided that 
Testament's sound travelled 
down a path you weren't willing 
to take, then perhaps you should 
consider giving them another lis- 
ten. You won't be disappointed. 

It's been a long time and a 
hard road, but Testament have 
made it here just the same. And 
while one particular band whose 
name I won't mention (cough, 
Metallica) chose to become mere 
shadows of their former selves 
(Cliff Burton will never know 
how much I miss him!), 
Testament have never sold out. 

They've always been hard, 
heavy and true to what they 
believe. So even if some of their 
more recent albums didn't suit 
your tastes, you had to respect 
Testament just the same. 

And "Demonic" will give 
you the perfect reason to fall in 
love with them all over again. 


"Warpath" is slow and 
heavy, but for some reason, it 
doesn't appeal to me the way I 
thought it would. I think it's the 
vocals that are grating on my 
nerves. The lyrics aren't all 
that happening either. 

I don't know; this may 
be heavy, but that's about all I 
can say for it. I don't like this. 
They even sound like they ripped 
off the old Savatage song 
"Sirens" on the tune "Death or 
Glory." It jammed when 
Savatage did it, but Six Feet 
Under should have either come 
up with something original, or 
credited Savatage for the 



Okay, being the novice to 
the genre that I am, my first 
question was, "What in the hell 
is G-Punk anyway?" 

Well, now that I know, allow 
me to perhaps broaden your hori- 
zon as well. G-Punk is a mix of 
Hip-Hop, Hardcore, Punk and 
Rap. Or, as vocalist M.C.U.D. 
explains, " The vibe just comes 
from the reality of embracing a 
very hard, evil, Hip-Hop sound 
with intense, aggravated hard- 

Granted, a couple of songs 
gave me a headache, but overall, 
the disc is good. You'll hear 
right away that much musician- 
ship went into Hed's "pe." 
There's a lot going on, and it can 
be a bit overwhelming at times 
and rather difficult to keep up 

with, but if G-Punk sounds like 
the music the for you, then by all 
means, this disc is a keeper for 
your collection. 


I have definitely saved the 
best for last this week. "Fearless 
Undead Machines" screams 
OLD SCHOOL loud and clear! 

If you were into Metal back 
in the day, then you're going to 
want to dive into "Fearless 
Undead Machines" with a 

"Fearless Undead 
Machines" is a concept album 
based on a whole shebang of 
horror movies along the lines of 
"Night of the Living Dead." So 
if you've finally worn QR's 
"Operation Mindcrime" down to 
the bone and need a replacement, 
look no further than Deceased. 
(Different styles of music, but 
equally intense.) 

This disc is so killer, I want 
to mosh around and run into the 
walls. I think this album is an 
awesome example of a band 
giving a much deserved nod to 
where the Metal came from. You 
must own this. 


Student Organizations! 

Here is the list of organizations for the Potpourri organization photos. Photos this year will be taken in 
MAGALE RECITAL HALL. Times for these pictures are non-negotiable. NO RETAKES will be taken. Only 
CHARTERED organizations will be allowed to take pictures. If you are not a chartered organization, your photo 
will be pulled from the yearbook. Today is the deadline for charters to be renewed. Pictures will also be pulled if 
any member of your organization uses any name that cannot be verified. You MUST arrive fifteen minutes before 
your scheduled time. Half of the organization must be present for photo to run! 











































Wednesday. October 8: 

Alpha Kappa Delta 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Alpha Eta Rho 

American Chemical Society 

Anthropology Club 

Association of the US Army 


Student Personnel Association 

Black Student Association 

Black Student Task Force 

Blue Key 

Knights of the Roundtable Chess Club 
Circle K 

College Democrats 
College Republicans 
Current Sauce 
Diamond Dolls 
Demon Sweethearts 
Der Deutsche Klub 
Flight Team 

Forestry Wildlife Conservation Club 

Scholars' College Forum 

Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers 

Inspirational Mass Choir 

Latter Day Saints Association 

Kappa Kappa Psi 

Kappa Delta Pi 


National Broadcast Society 

Phi Beta Lambda 

Phi Eta Sigma 

Phi Mu Alpha 

Phi Kappa Phi 

Psi Chi 

Public Relations Society of America 
Sigma Alpha Iota 
Phi Boota Roota 
Social Work Club 
Student Activities Board 
Student Government Association 
Baptist Student Union 
Swamp Demons 

Thursday. October 9: 

Student Theatre Union 
Tau Beta Sigma 
Veterinary Technicians Club 
Wesley Westminister Foudation 
Animal Health Technicians 
Beta Gamma Psi 

Society for the Advancement of Management 
Club GEO 
Rodeo Team 
Antropological Society 
Beta Beta Beta 


Kappa Alpha Omicron Nu 

Music Educators National Conference 


Student Theater Union at Northwestern 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Gavel Club 

International Student Organization 
Non-Traditional Student Organization 
Kappa Mu Epsilon 

National Association for Industrial Technology 
Student Alumni Foundation 
Students for Choice 
Student/Faculty Forum 
Toastmasters Club 

Native American Student Association 
Le Cercle Francais 
Los Amigos 
Phi Alpha Theta 
Pre-Law Society 

Psi Chi. -fV„ >;':;;,, C'\:A;.V ■ 

Psychology Club 
Sigma Delta Chi 
Sigma Tau Delta 

Society for Professional Journalists 
Association of the US Army 

Sunday, October 12: 

Order of Omega 
Gamma Sigma Alpha 
Greek Council 
Interfraternity Council 
Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 
Panhellenic Council (NPC) 
Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Alpha Omicron Pi 
Delta Sigma Theta 
Kappa Alpha Order 
Kappa Alpha Psi . 
Kappa Sigma 
Phi Beta Sigma 
Phi Mu 
Sigma Nu 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 
Tau Kappa Epsilon 
Theta Chi 
Zeta Phi Beta 

Make sure to check this list to see when 
your organization is to take pictures. If your 
organization is not on here and you feel this is 
an error, please contact Kevin Brough at 
357-5456 for more information. 


page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 30, 19971 

CURRENT SAUCE I want my... I want my... I want my VH-1 

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Where's my VH-1? 

This question has baffled many occupants of the dorm. 
It seems like only yesterday when "dorm dwellers" could set 
down, turn on the TV and relax to the familiar tunes of VH1. 

Not anymore. 

For some reason or another, the videos are gone and that 
seems to upset the idea of watching music videos, now doesn't 

The music is still there but you can't see anything but a 
"mosquito infestation" on the screen. 

We're not sure why VH-1 was taken from the standard , 
on-campus cable format, but we do know it's hard as hell to 
enjoy "Pop-up Video" without the picture. By the way, rumor 
has it they are giving students in the dorms NSU 21 instead. 

Well, since it seems to be a 
sin" to carry MTV in Natchito- 
ches, the students want it to be 
known that they want their VH-1. 


We at the Current Sauce conducted a random phone sur- 
vey to see what the students thought about losing their only 
source of quality music video entertainment. 

We're not able to print most of the responses we 
received, but it was clear which direction they were leaning. 

The interviewees from the phone survey were eager to 
volunteer their feelings and comments about the missing station. 
Some felt that they were cheated from what little enjoyment 
they had in their desolate dorm rooms. 

One student commented on having NSU 21 instead of 
VH-1. She explained that while a movie takes about two hours 
of time, VH1 can stay consistently on the television and it does- 
n't take much time or attention to understand what is going on. 

Well, we don't like the idea. We ask the University if 
NSU 21 is the problem, can it possibly be put on another chan- 
nel or can't something else be done? 

We can count on one hand the number of times we have 
sat down to enjoy the musical styling's of the Cleveland Mass 
Choir on Channel 22's "Classic Arts Showcase." Yet, it would 
take the hands of over a hundred students to count how many 
times a day VH- 1 is tuned into on campus. 

In the 1980s, we all wanted our MTV. 

Well, since it seems to be a "sin" to carry MTV in 
Natchitoches, the students want it to be known that they want 
the return of their VH- 1 . 

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Casey Shannon 

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Have you ever had one of 
those weeks? 

You know, the ones where 
you have this really confusing 
blend of good times and hard 
times that counteract and leave 
you in a state of perpetual blah. 

I just had one of those 
weeks. I will not include all of 
the hairy details, but in short I 
was forced to move all of my 
possessions in a period of two 
days and, at the same time, keep 
the rest of my life (which entails 
quite a bit of non-specific 
responsibilities and a few specif- 
ic ones) in order. 

If it were not for the help of 
a few true friends, I would have 
gnawed my arm off or inflicted 
some other over-dramatic wound 
to my immediate being. 

During this same time I was 
afforded the opportunity to see 
Smash Mouth in Lafayette (great 
show by the way) and get my 

face plas- 
tered all over 
t h e 
Town Talk. 
So you can 
my tension, 

standing in 
front of a 
mirror, reassuring myself in a 
Stuart Smalley way, and trying to 
untangle my emotions I came 
across the topic of this weeks all 
important column. 

throughout time. A theme that 
seems to be automatic for some 
and impossible for others. 

The theme basically orients 
its self around letting go. I have 
never been good at putting these 
sort of things into words, but the 
best translation of this state of 
being I have ever heard came in a 
review of George Bernard 
Shaw's works. 

In the review the author 
(who's name escapes my mind) 
summed up Bernard Shaw as one 
who could never subscribe to the 
theory, "the few things in life that 
you can not understand you sim- 

"If I tried to control everything I 
would die an emotional basket case, 
more confused on my way out of this 
world than I was coming in. 

My mother (some time ago) 
told me that if I tried to control 
everything I would die an emo- 
tional basket case, more con- 
fused on my way out of this 
world than I was coming in. 

This is a theme echoed by 
historians, writers, and others 

ply must take for granted". 

I can understand the hesita- 
tion to subscribe to this theory. 
As one who is in love with being 
educated and living life, taking 
things for granted is something 
that for a time was right below 
the devil on my "Most Evil 

Things" list. 

As I grow, however, and 
run into real life problem after 
real life problem I can see the 
validity to this statement. 

To let go of the pressure of 
control is viable release. I am 
not saying that you should no! 
take hold of situations. 

On the contrary, wasted 
opportunity is a true tragedy, i 
am speaking on a deeper level. 

In spiritual realms this cofr 
cept is a doctrine for most major 
religions. In the Christian sect il 
summed up by the passage of the 
Lord's Prayer.... "Thy will be 

These are not just pretty 
words they mean something that! 
should be examined every time 
they escape prayers lips. 

To give control to someone 
or something else is truly divine. 

Think about it how many 

"control freaks" do you know 
that are chilled out individuals? 

The calm people in the 
world have a peace because they 
know that life is going take its 
shots, and some of those shots 
will hit you square on the chin. 

If you get up, dust yourself 
off, and understand that this is 
the primary condition of our 
existence you might be surprised 
at the benefits you will reap. 

It just seems rather petty and unplanned 

My Scratch Pad 
Don Harper 

Let's hear it for the 
Homecoming nominees , wooo 
wooo, yeeeeaaaaaa, way to go. 

Take this moment to con- 
gratulate each and every one of 
the nominees. Congratulations. 

Now to the issue- as the 
Current Sauce Staff was diligent- 
ly at work Monday night we 
sensed some commotion outside 
of our 2nd floor Kyser Hall win- 

After harassing the Tri-Sig's 
for a couple minutes, it was evi- 
dent what they were doing; they 
were scripturally defacing our 
campus. Graffiti, for those of 

you who haven't caught on yet. 

As this may be an effective 
tool for publicity, it just seems 
rather petty and unplanned. 
Graffiti is graffiti if it is just 
scribble on the wall or subway 
car, but it is art when well 
planned and designed to empha- 
size a specific theme. 

The theme to this Tri-Sig 
scribble was blatantly obvious . 
I felt a bit insulted by the child- 
ishness of it. 

I have come here to an insti- 
tute of higher learning to 
"expand my horizons and to be 
mentally challenged." The 

words "Vote Tri-Sig" with a 
stick figure sail boat drawn next 
to them seems a trite bit childish. 

With this being only my sec- 
ond semester enrolled at NSU, I 
wouldn't know where this side- 
walk scrawl began, but that isn't 
the real issue. 

The issue is it's ugly and 
defaces the campus. The 
Greeks have taken a leading role 
in the "Keep Northwestern 
Beautiful" campaign, along with 
the SGA and they need to be 
commended for their work. It 
does seem though a bit ironic 
that they (the Greeks) are the 
guilty parties here. 

Another issue that may not 
be obvious to the casual observ- 
er is that this scrawl is just a lit- 
tle too close to the voting area. 

The rules state: There will 
be no campaigning in or around 
the voting area . Be careful girls, 
you might get your candidates 

The pride shown by the 
members of the Greek organiza- 
tions is commendable. 

Being a member of a group 
that shares your likes and ideas is 
a wonderful experience and 
should be considered a privilege 
by all. 

Showing this pride in the 
classless manner of sidewalk 
chalk scribble is not putting your 
best foot forward. You can do 

So, to all the Tri-Sig's, Phji 
Mu's, Alpha Omicron Pi's, and 
any other organizations like "The 
Crew" who have, or will deface 
our campus, I leave you with this 
plea: Go all out and support the 
members of your organization in 
their running for homecoming 
court. But think out your plan 
and ask yourself this one ques- 
tion before you go: "Would 1 
want to be represented by some- 
thing like that?" 

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Tuesday. September 30. 1997 

The Current Sauce 

- . page ? 

Demons crush the Colonels with an iron fist 

Kris Kollinsworth 
staff writer 

The Northwestern State 
Demons defense held the 
Nicholls State Colonels to only 
100 yard rushing, leading them 
to a 19-0 victory Saturday in con- 
ference football action. 

The Demons started their 
conference quest 1-0 with a 2-1 
overall record. The No. 15 
ranked Colonels fall to 2-2 and 1- 
1 in the Southland Football 

Demon ouarterback Brandon 
Emanuel accounted for a por- 
tion of Northwestern passing 
yardage, completing three of six 
attempt s for 73 yards, but was 
pulled when he threw an inter- 
ception into the end zone. 
Warren Patterson played most of 
the rest of the game despite a 
pulled groin, completing five of 
nine tries for 107 yards. 

"It was 
a very big 
game for us 
and unfortu- 
nately we 
did not play 
to our full 
"We have to 
cut down on 
the mental 

began the 
steady, scor- 
ing on it 
first drive 
with 11:49 
left in the 
first quarter 

when Emanuel completed a 26 Demon 

yard pass to wide receiver Chris free safety 

Pritchett putting the Demons up Tony Joe 

7-0. Moranto 

Northwestern would almost reigned over 

score when defensive tackle the defense 

Rhett Crosby brought the ball with eight 

from the Colonel 35 to the 5 yard tackles and a 

line for a 30 yard interception tackle for a 

return. Only to see it turned over two yard 

when Emanuel threw another loss, 

interception to right cornerback Colonel 

Eric Crawford. defensive 

The score remained the same back Kevin 

until Patterson completed a 19- Johnson 

yard pass to flanker Pat creamed 

Palmer with 3:06 left in the first nine 

half, lighting the scoreboard up Demons 

13-0. players and 

"Pat and I pretty much called and had one 
our own play," Patterson said, interception. 
"The play was supposed to be a "D-Line 
slant. But he wanted to run the did an awe- 
out and I wanted to throw the some job," 
deep ball. It seemed to have stated 
worked." Maranto. 

Pat Palmer on the receiving end of a 19 yard 
touchdown pass from Warren Patterson. 

Ronnie Powell making the Colonels miss 

"They forced the quarter- 
back out of the pocket 
very well. I followed his 
eyes while hiding behind 
linebackers. He was try- 
ing to throw it across the 
body and I had a good 
break on the ball." 
"All week we were talk- 
ing about how good of a 
defensive plan we had, 
and it was," added 
Maranto. "Every situa- 
tion and formation we 
had them stuck. There 
was nothing they could 

"They wanted it a lot 
more than we did," stated 
Coach Darren Barbier. 
"We didn't come to play. 
We didn't play well in 

any phase of the game in the first 
half. They pressured us all 

"We killed ourselves offen- 
sively with all the penalties and 
mistakes," Coach Sam Goodwin 
said. "They are a very tough 
team but we did have some suc- 
cess moving the ball when we 
weren't making the mistake we 
did. The defense came in time 
after time and did a great job." 

The Demons take on 
Divison I Northeast Louisiana 
next week at 7:00. 

Warren Patterson made his 1997 debut this 
week against Nicholls 

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at the Louisiana Tech 
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Kris Kollinsworth 
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Tiffany Cronin, 
Northwestern State senior out- 
side hitter who last week placed 
a .400 hitting percentage, has 
been named Southland 
Conference volleyball '"Player of 
the Week." 

Cronin took charge of the 
team, leading the Demons to a 
2-2 record. Included in the 
record is a 3-1 victory against 

"I think its a 
great honor 
and except it 
with pride" 

Tiffany Cronin 

Southeastern Louisiana, who 
was picked to finish sixth in the 
SLC. Cronin's .516 hitting 
perecentage along with her 1 9 
kills and 1 1 digs help the 
Demons piaster the Lady Lions 
in 90 minutes. The Southland 
conference had picked 
Northwestern State to finished 

Cronin spiked 16 kills in 20 
attempts' with one error in a 3-0 
win over Centenary, which gave 
her an incredible .750 hitting 


From La Junta. Col., Cronin 
was a second-ream Preseason 
All-SLC selection by league 

Cronin created new school 
career records for kills, attack 
attempts, and digs from her per- 
formances last week. 

She chalked up four triple- 
doubles, or double figures in 
kills and digs, and was nominat- 
ed for the the national Player of 
the Week award presented" by 
the American Volleyball 
Coaches Association. 

"I'm excited," Cronin stat- 
ed. "Records are meant to be 
broken, but they are just records. 
1 think it is a great honor and 
except it with pride. 

"I am thrilled for Tiffany." 
coach Mary DeJute added. "To 
be compared to other great ath- 
letes in our conference is a great 
honor. Without the help of the 
team, though, Cronin could not 
have achieved her records.'' 


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Northwestern's men's and 
women's cross country team's 
enjoyed great success at the 
Louisiana Tech Invitational meet 
Friday evening in Ruston. 

The NSU women's team 
came out with the victory while 
the men were not too far behind 
with a second-place showing. 

Sophomore Christal 
Traylor, who finished second 
overall, and senior Malissa Carr, 
who finished third, led the Lady 
Demon's effort. Northwestern 
placed five runners in the top 10 
with a gap time (time between 
first and fifth finishers of your 
team) of 58 seconds. , 

Traylor's time of 12:15 over 
the two-mile race was just 
behind the 12:08 turned in by 
Lauren Clobridge of NLU. Can- 
was next at 12:38. Other Lady 
Demon runners who placed in 
the top ten were Molly Magill 
with a time of 12:48, sophomore 
Jody Gowdy at 12:54, and junior 
Julie Lessiter at 13:23. Magill 

had been ill most of the week. 

"We were very excited to 
beat Northeast without Bridget 
Gharitty," Bridget Cobb, 
women's cross country coach, 
said. "Melissa Carr and Julie 
Lesiter stepped it up this week." 

The team portion of the race 
saw NSU win with a score of 26. 
while rival Northeast was second 
with 32. Grambling finished 
third with a score of 74, followed 
by Louisiana Tech with 95 

Freshman Chris Baker, run- 
ning in front of a hometown 
crowd, led the NSU men to the 
second-place finish. Baker ran 
the four-mile race in 22:17, good 
enough for seventh place. 
Baker's team-best time led a 
solid effort in which NSU placed 
five runners in the top 13. 

Mark Keogh, another North 
Louisiana native, finished ninth 
at 22:21 while senior Robert 
Bonner place tenth at 22:28. 
Rounding out the Demon totals 
were sophomore Todd Boddie 
(12th at 22:30) and senior Jason 
Wingard (13th at 22:31). Danon 

O'Kelly, a freshman from 
Menard, finished 17th with a 
time of 23:13. The men finished 
with a great gap time of just 1 6 

"The best thing about this 
finish was that two of our run- 
ners were very sick and still fin- 
ished in the top five," men's 
coach Tim Rosas said. 

The Demons finished sec- 
ond overall in the team section of 
the meet. Northeast won with a 
score of 27 points, followed by 
NSU at 51. Louisiana Tech fin- 
ished a close third with 57 point, 
and Grambling rounded out the 
scoring with a fourth-place finish 
of 89. 

This solid showing by the 
two teams from NSU could not 
have come at a better time. Next 
Saturday NSU will host the 
Louisiana Collegiate 
Championships at the NSU 
Recreation Complex. If the 
Demons and Lady Demons can 
duplicate their showing at the 
Tech meet, they will be in fine 
shape next Saturday. 


page 10 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 30, 1997 

An inside look at "my first time" 

Bryan McCullough 

The Fan Jr. 

Saturday night something 
happened to me, I got to experi- 
ence something that few really 
get to be involved with. I had 
always been so afraid, so intimi- 
dated, but now I hope it's some- 
thing I'll get to do at least once a 
year. I'm talking about my first 
time or the sideline of a NSU 
football game. 

To make this inaugural event 
understood, I must first relate 
some background information. I 
am what Don Harper (The Fan) 
calls "not a real man." I really 
just don't LOVE sports the way 
men should. I'm not ashamed to 
admit it. I do enjoy sport outings 
that have personal significance, 
such as a Cowboys game (as I 
am from the Big "D") and of 
course the Northwestern State 

The press pass I was given 
allowed me to visit almost all 
areas during gameplay. I must 
admit at first the prospect of free 
sandwiches and soft drinks held 
more appeal to me than standing 
on astro-turf but nevertheless I 
decided to experience it all. 

I was warned not to step on 
the turf until I was prepared, so I 
took some deep breaths, reflect- 
ed upon my life and took my first 
step. The first thing I noticed 
was how instantly big everything 
got. The team was not the penny 
size people I was used to seeing 
from the stands, but big, big, big 
football players. 

As game time began I quick- 
ly noticed that, unlike watching 

the game from the stands or for 
home, sideline spectating was a 
moving experience, literally. 
You never stood in one place for 
more than a couple minutes, you 
would move where the ball took 
you. I quickly learned some eti- 
quette for sideline movement. 


I liken this to the African 
plains. The larger animals don't 
care about the smaller ones until 
the smaller ones get in their way. 
Then they eat them. When mov- 
ing along the sideline one must 
beware of the big, big, big foot- 
ball players. You must move 
quickly through them not paus- 
ing even for the briefest of 
moments lest you be immersed 
in the Purple Soup. 

The soup is made up of the 
Demon Football Team. Once 
they surround you the only thing 
to do is seek cover and pray for 
deliverance. Only when the play 
has moved on and they dissipate 
you can breathe easy and resume 

This, like a root canal, hap- 
pens only once to a person 
because once you experience it 
you take preventative measures 
to avoid it again. Such warning 
signs are the smell. You can 
smell the Soup. 

To some it is the smell of the 
game, the mixed smells of sweat 
unwashed equipment and hot 
plastic, fresh off the field. To me 
it is the smell of fear, my fear. 
Another sign is if you can hear 
the players one liners. This leads 
me to: 


Players, it seems have a code 
all to themselves that, if yelled at 
a pedestrian on Front Street 

would receive laughs, but on the 
football field is the same as a 
death threat. My favorite was 
"teach him about the big break- 
fast!" I guess it was nice of our 
side to want to share the 
Shoney's Breakfast Bar with the 
opposition but it seems to me, a 
more appropriate place to share 
this knowledge could have been 


The first rule of speaking on 
the field is if it's not about foot- 
ball, don't mention it. It doesn't 
matter if the president's been shot 
and communists have taken over 
the country', if you can't relate it 
to the pigskin, keep it to yourself. 
Idle conversation has no place on 
a battlefield. 


Obviously you don't want to 
get in the way of any large, large, 
men with helmets but just as dan- 
gerous is the threat of getting an 
eye put out with a pompom. 
When those cheerleaders cheer 
they are all business. 


This is a cardinal rule for 
both sportsmanship and survival. 
First, to take your eyes off the 
game shows that you don't care 
about every drop of sweat that 

More importantly however, 
if you remove your vision from 
the game with 60 big, big, big 
players next to you and the play 
moves your way the Soup turns 
into a tidal wave. 

You will get crushed. 
Likewise a ball traveling 63 
m.p.h. through the air is, without 
fail, going to hit the person who 


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is writing in his press pad square 
in the head. 


Thank God for that extra 
pair of boxers. There are many 
other useful items I learned that 
night which space does not per- 

mit me to share but I was 
touched with the magic of the 
game. The night was powerful 
and I must have been on my 
game because I swear every one 
of those Demon Dazzlers was 
smiling at me. 

There is a certain astro-aura 

that soaks into your feet and rises 
up into you as the game pro- 
gresses. Although I'm not a die- 
hard fan I must admit the excite- 
ment and rush of Demon football 
will not soon leave me or my 
boxers. My first time was good 
for me. 


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Kenny Wright, Defensive Back 
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Vol. 86, No. 9, 10 pages 

Natchitoches. Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 7, 1997 

The key to our alcohol problem is education 

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Many things must be 
turned into the nationals of the 
fraternity or sorority. Such as 
party guidelines, where and 
when the party will be held, and 
if alcohol will be served. 

In Alpha Omicron Pi, 
Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Mu, 

Emily Leonard 
news editor 

Following the past 
months of fraternity and sorority 
members on campuses becom- 
ing overly intoxicated to the 
point where their life is in danger 
has made many of the sorority 
and fraternity organizations 

on campus feel the repercus- — rpri • j 

sions. The university and 

What many do not 
realize is that these strict rules GfeeK COlinCll 

and guidelines were already 

es,ablis Alwd?n7 us ,o ». Place no other strin- 

Greek Council Social func- . -i • , t 
tion Guidelines and Policies gent pOllCV Uian 
the definition of a social gath- 
ering is any gathering/ event what their nationals 

sponsored by a fraternity 


where the following criteria 
are met: 

1. Individuals who 
are not members of the frater- 
nity are invited/ allowed to 

2. Alcohol is served, 

provided, or brought by mem 

befs and guests. 

Many of the fraternities 
and sororities on campus follow 
not only the Greek council but 
also their national offices. 

"The university and 
Greek Council place no other 
stringent policy than what their 
nationals say, it is basically the 
law," Reatha Cox, Greek advis- 
er, said. "Each national organiza- 
tion fraternity or sorority has a 
national risk management." 

To have a party on cam- 
pus or even off the sorority or 
fraternity must go through a 
checklist to serve alcohol at a 

Reatha Cox, Greek 
Adviser said. 

National Interfraternity 
Conference, Tau Kappa Epsilon, 
Theta Chi and Sigma Nu Risk 
management has many policies 
to follow for events where alco- 
hol is served. 

The policy states: 

1. That no alcohol can 
be given to any new member at 
any activity. 

2. No chapter can co- 
sponsor an event with an alcohol 
distributor, charitable organiza- 
tion or tavern where alcohol is 
given away or sold. 

3. No alcohol can be 
purchased with chapter funds. 

4. No member can give, 
purchase or serve to a minor. 

5. Any alcohol or con- 
sumption at a fraternity event 
sponsored by the chapter must 
comply with state policies. 

6. All rush activities are dry. 

7. No memeber shall 
permit, encourage, tolerate, or 
participate in "drinking 

"As far as sanctions and 
those kinds of things it is any 
number of several levels of 
sanctions by chapter governing 
bodies, national, and universi- 
ty. For policy violation it also 
goes to these," Cox said. 

For many the thought of 
Bid Day, especially when it 
comes to fraternities, is when 
everyone that goes drinks. 

"Bid day is a part of 
rush, it is dry, but what individ- 
uals do after is their problem," 
Cox said. 

If alcohol is served at a 
sorority or fraternity function it 
must be approved by the Greek 

The policy also states 
the alcohol served at this func- 
tion will be served by a licensed 

The bartender will serve 
to members of legal age under 
state law. 

Many of the organiza- 
tions must provide information 
to their members and conduct a 
meeting about the education of 

"The key to our alcohol 
problem is education, the law, 

and policy awareness," Cox said. 






In recent months alcohol has become even more of a major concern on college 
campuses. Many organizations are trying to teach students about alcohol and the 
affects of. 

University officials increase FCA Theme "One Way to Play - Drug Free! 

awareness for student safety 

Andrew Kolb 
contributing writer 

University Police have 
increased evening patrols in the 
areas around residence halls due 
to a number of student com- 
plaints about harassment and 
inconvenience, according to 
Vice President for Student 
Affairs Fred Fulton. 

The increased patrols 
began last Monday and are 
focusing on the front and sides 
of dorms where students tend to 
congregate in the evenings. 

"Several complaints 
have necessitated the need for 
what we have done," Fulton 

University officials 
don't want to keep students from 
socializing, but feel that student 

safety and a harassment-free 
environment is most important. 

Resident Assistants were 
also informed of the increased 
awareness of harassment in and 
around the dorms last week, 
according to Coordinator of 
Residential Services Christine 

Butler said that the 
R.A.'s will be receiving copies 
of the University's code of con- 
duct and of a memorandum from 
Fulton concerning harassment. 

"I am meeting with all 
of the R.A.'s to make sure that 
they understand [the rules and 
polocies of the University]," 
Butler said. 

The R.A.'s will then 
meet with the residents of the 
dorms to inform them of the 
school's polocies. 

11*0 K^MpiN' 

Don Harper 
sports editor 

The issue of alcohol on the 
campuses of the colleges and 
universities of this our United 
States has reared it's ugly head 
again and posing the question: 
What can be done to save our 
students as they leave home and 
start their life. 

The Baptist Student Unions 
(BSU)and the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes organizations 
both have ways to deter the use 

of alcohol. 

The BSU organization is an 
extension of the Baptist Church 
onto the campuses. Bill Collins 
from the NSU BSU pointed out 
that the Baptist stance on alcohol 
is abstinence. The BSU deals 
with alcohol from that stand- 
point that ...your body is a holy 
temple of God who is in you... 1 
Corinthians 6:19. "Alcohol is 
only a small part of it though," 
Collins said. 

The BSU offers substance 
abuse counseling from the spiri 
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Broadcasting benefits students, 
keeps standards high enough to 
keep journalism accreditation 

Campainging results in another election for Mr. NSU 

Emily Leonard 
news editor 

Mr. NSU and freshman 
senators will be voted upon 
again on Oct. 8 and 9, along 
with the Miss NSU run off. 

Mr. NSU was con- 
testested because a participant 
was campaigning. It was con- 
tested on grounds of 3.1.4 of 
the election code in the SGA 
Constitution Bylaws, which 
states No campaigning will be 
allowed for honor positions. 

"In case in dealing with 
Mr. NSU we found the accused 
guilty of 3.1.4. The election 
committee board decided upon 
finding the accused guilty that a 
warning was given and election 
would be rerun," Luke 
Dowden, SGA vice president, 
said. "Mr. NSU will be between 

Roman Gage and A.J. 

second contest 
was against the 
Court and Miss 
NSU noma- 
nees. It was 
also brought on 
charges against 
section 3.1.4 of 
the election 

contest was 
made Oct. 3. 
The letter stated 
that the alleged 
breaking of the 
rules occurred on Sept 
contest was rejected due to sec- 
tion 4.1.1 of the election code 
and results will stay the same," 

Dowden said. 

Section 4.1.1 


30. The lation. 

of the 
states that any 
student who 
wishes to report 
an alleged viola- 
tion of the elec- 
tion code must 
do so by filing a 
written account 
with the vice 
president, com- 
missioner of 
elections and 
dean of students 
within one class 
day of the 
occurrence of 
the alleged vio- 

The Freshmen Senators 
nominees will be voted upon 
again due to a problem with 

ballots. More ballots were run 
through the computer center 
than Luke the number of fresh- 
men who voted. 

'The way we run the 
election there is a double check 
system, the person has to sign 
their name to prove they 
voted," Dowden said. "Being 
ethical to the freshmen the elec- 
tion board decided to rerun the 
election. Even though there 
were few discrepancies." 

Dowden said that the 
election board will take recom- 
mendations from anyone for 
further revisions of the SGA 
Constitution Bylaws of the 
Election Code. 

Elections will be held 
Oct. 8 and 9 between the 
Student Union and Kyser Hall 
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Tatum L. Dutile 

Broadcasting majors 
will soon get the opportunity to 
work with professionals in 
their chosen Fields. 

According to Sherlynn 
Byrd, assistant professor of jour- 
nalism, the program is 
entitled "Networking to 
Succeed" and will benefit any 
journalism major who attends. 

It will be held Oct. 25 
and is open to students interested 
in broadcasting. 

The purpose of the 
workshop is to give the 
University's students the chance 
to work with people who have 
been in broadcasting. "It is 
important for students preparing 
for their future to have a realistic 
view of what their career will 
entail once they enter the 
workforce," Byrd stated in a let- 
ter sent to the professionals 

The workshop will begin 
at 9 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. 
Those involved will 
spend time putting together a 30 
minute newscast. It will be in 
142 Kyser Hall. 

Students seem to favor 
the idea and think that it will 
benefit them to attend. "I think 

the 'Networking to Succeed' 
program is an excellent idea," 
Rachel White, junior broadcast 
journalism major, said. "It will 
allow us to be coached in our 
specific area of broadcast jour- 
nalism by professionals." 

"I would like to see stu- 
dents get more involved," Byrd 

Any student on the staff 
of NSU 22 and many students 
enrolled in broadcasting classes 
are required to attend the work- 

"That [attending the 
workshop] allows them [stu- 
dents] to see and be critiqued by 
people who are already doing 
video production," Dr. Ron 
McBride, head of the 
Department of Journalism. 

Students also believe it 
will help them in the search for a 
job. "The networking is going to 
help us a lot when we have to 
look for internships," White said. 
"They are going to see our faces 
and remember us when we are 
searching for jobs." 

McBride also went on to 
say that workshops with profes- 
sionals in the field is good 
because it helps the Department 
of Journalism to keep up with the 
standards of accreditation. 


page 2 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday. October 7. 1997 

News Briefs 

Campus Connections 

Smfley appointed to task force 

Dr. Barry Smiiey. dean of business, has been 
appointed to the School Leadership Development 
Task Force. The task force was established by the 
State Department of Education to formulate rec- 
ommendations for a comprehensive plan for 
school leadership development. A broad-based 
group of educators, business, university and com- 
munity leaders make up the task force which was 
created under an Act of the Legislature which 
established the School Leadership Development 

IXenion gathering of alumni and supporters 

It will be Oct. 1 1 at 3:30 p.m. prior to the NSU- 
McNeese game at Cowboy Stadium, Director of 

Alumni Development Elise Jameb would Jiek to 
encourage all friends of NSU and graduates to 
attend the function. It is being hosted by Major 
General and Mrs. Erbon Wise, both NSU gradu- 
ates. Activities begin at 3:30 p.m. with a social 
hour barbeque dinner at 4:30 p.m. President 
Randall J. Webb and Athletic Director Greg 
Burke will be among those on hand to visit with 
those in attendance. For more information, direc- 
tions, or to make reservations by Oct. 9. call 
James at 357-4414. 


Voting for freshmen senators and for Mr. NSU 
will be held outside of Kyser hail Oct. 8 and 9. In 
case of rain, it will be held in the student union. 

24th Demon Field Excercise trains JROTC leaders of the future 

News Bureau 

The ROTC recently 
hosted its 24th Demon Field 
Training Excercise. 

It was attended by 465 
Junior ROTC cadets from high 
schools in La, Miss, Okla. 

The Demon FTX famil- 
iarized cadets with the NSU 

campus and the Demon 
Battallion Program. 

During the excercises, 
participants were trained and 
mentored by NSU ROTC cadets 
as they participated in drill and 
ceremony, first aid training, tug 
of war contests and adventure 
training consisting of negotiating 
obstacles and traversing rope 


The FTX concluded 
with an awards ceremony con- 
ducted by Professor of Military 
Science Lt. Col James D. Bulger. 
Demon head football coach Sam 
Goodwin also made a guest 
appearance and spoke during the 



tual side which works with the 
Alcohol Anonymous program. 

FREE! This is the 
theme of the Fellowship 
of Christian Athletes 
say no to alcohol pro- 
gram. The theme was 
developed for the stu- 
dents to play an active 
role in each others lives 
and those around them. 

Using the letters in 
the acronym FCA, stu- 
dents have accepted the 
challenge nationwide to strive 
for excellence by choosing the 
FREE! Lifestyle. This also 
involves signing commitments to 
watch others to stay drug free. 

F aith in Jesus Christ 

C ommitment to say no to 

alcohol and other Drugs 
Accountability to one anoth- 

aith in Jesus Christ 
ommitment to say 
no to alcohol 
ccountability to 
one another 

The students who participate 
in the FCA programs nation- 
wide have committed themselves 
to asking each other the hard 

Are you living and playing 
alcohol and drug free? Are you 
encouraging others to live and 

play that way? Are you being 
honest with at least one person 
about your feelings and tempta- 
tions? Are you 
trusting Christ 
to meet your 
needs? Are you 
honoring him in 
your thoughts, 
words, and 

example being 
set by these stu- 
dents, some of 
the most visible students on any 
campus is one that is often not 
seen by the media. 

The BSU and the FCA at 
Northwestern would like meet 
weekly and encourage all to 
attend their meetings. You can 
reach the NSU BSU at 352-5464. 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

Congratulations to our scholar of the week Kellie 
Hearne and to the executive rush committee heads 
Becky Farabough, Shannon Gayer. Brands Starks. 
We would also like to congratulate our new social 
chair, Kim Baird, and our two new initiates Candy 
Cox and Heather Weaver. We would like to give a 
special thanks to Denise Murad for a great new 
member retreat. Kellie Heane would also like to 
thank all who helped with the Boys and Girls Club 
fundraiser Tuesday. AH sisters are reminded of our 
special visitor Oct. 10 and to dress nicely for our 
business meeting Sunday. Dress up either Monday 
or Thursday and to wear letters on Wednesday. 
Alpha love to all our sisters! 

Kappa Delta Pi 

Sept. 30 we had our first meeting. The new offi- 
cers are as follows: Brenda Wells, president; 
Robin Hayes, vice-president; Betty Sykes, secre- 
tary; Ann Radial, treasurer; Patricia Rievley, his- 
torian; LeAnnda Chenier, chair-scholarship; 
Wendy Christy, chair-activities. All KDP members 
are encourages to come and find out about the 
upcoming meetings. If you have any questions, 
contact Dr. inman in (he TEC building. 

News 22 

We would like to congratulate last week's staff 
member of the week, Leah Ann Hennigan-Beli. 
director of health services. News 22 would like to 
commend this week's staff member of the week. 
Dr. Vicki Parrish. If anyone has nominations for 
staff member of die week, call 357-4427. 

Phi Mu Fraternity 

Hey Ladies! Composites are Monday from 6 p.m. 
until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. 
at die Phi Mu house. The Tour of Homes is 
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Old 
Natchitoches Parish Court House. Our yearbook 

picture will be Sunday. Meet at fee Phi Mu house 
at 5:45 and wear your bid day shirt! Bible study 
will be Tuesday at 8:30. Study Hall is in 320 
Student Union on Monday and Wednesday from 
6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Happy hour is from 6 p.m. 
until 7 p.m. Greek study hall is from Monday 
until Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in 3 13 
Student Union. Have a safe week! Phi Mu loves 

Psi Chi 

There will be a Psi Chi/Psychology meeting Oct. 
8 at noon in 305 Bienvenu. Please attend! 

Pre-Law Society 

We will hold our second meeting Wednesday at 6 
p.m. in 306 Kyser Hall. Dues of $5 will be paid at 
this meeting. Everyone, is invited to attend and 
new members are always welcome. Our meetings 
will now be held every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. 
Members - don't forget about fee pictures for fee 
Potpourri. We will take ours Thursday at 8:15 in 
the Magale Recital Hall. Make sure you are there 
15 minutes early, If you have any questions, 
please contact Virginia Colclasure at 356-7039 or 
Dr. Maxine Taylor at 357-5507. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

We have an IM football game Tuesday at 4:15, 
Come support your team with that awesome 
Sigma spirit. There will be a social meeting 
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. We are also putting on 
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bannanna) Wednesday 
for the faculty and staff, Be there to help if you 
don't have class. New members study hard for 
your test. Good Luck! There is a Greek Week 
meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. We need more 
people to attend. Get ready to meke Harvest rock. 
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page 4 

The Current Sauce 

Simulator helps students learn 

Tuesday, October 7, 1997 

Keri Champion 
contributing writer 

Imagine flying a plane 
any time you needed it. All you 
have to do is rent one and go. 

This can be a reality for 
anyone here at Northwestern. 

The aviation science 
classes offered here are open to 
anyone who wants to learn. 

Hollie Arabie, a sopho- 
more engineering major, is tak- 
ing advantage of the opportuni- 
ty to learn how to fly. 

Arabie had her first 
flying lesson of the semester at 
the A' iation Science complex 

"This wasn't my first 
lesson ever, but it was my first 
lesson since the summer; I've 
taken all my lessons here," 
Arabie said. "I've always been 
interested in flying." 

"I would like to get cer- 

tified as a pilot so I can use 
planes for personal things such 
as commuter flights." Arabie 
said. " The administration has 
proven very helpful." 

Getting a commuter 
pilot's license requires 1000 
hours of flight time, according 
to David King, chief flight 
instructor for the aviation pro- 

"A person who wants to 
learn individually and not major 
in aviation can become licensed 
for approximately $3300," said 
King. "The cost of hourly rates 
is $66 when flying with an 
instructor and $49 when flying 
without an instructor." 

"The cost after general 
tuition for a major is $17,000," 
King said. "The flight school is 
FAA approved." 

"When an aviation 
major completes a degree, they 
have acquired about 200 hours 

of flight time and are qualified 
to be flight instructors." King 
said. "Many graduates do this 
until they have accumulated 
enough hours to find a job fly- 
ing for commuter aircraft ser- 

The Aviation 
Department also has some new 
things in the works. The 
department has just completed 
construction of a new simulator 

"The simulator will be 
a state-of-the art twin engine 
simulator to help students 
learn." King said. "We also 
have a commuter-type turbo 
prop unit in Alexandria and 
those classes will start in 

The flight team will be 
in action Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at 
Delta State College in 
Cleveland, Miss. 

Students balance full-time jobs 

Roderick Dykes 
contributing writer 

There are many students 
here that balance a full-time job 
and attend school as a full- time 

Trying to maintain a job 
and make it to classes takes a lot 
of determination and drive. For 
some students it's a way of life. 

Many students leave 
home off to college, find part- 
time jobs to cover the necessities 
such as pocket change, personal 
items, and food. These students 
rarely work over 25 hours a 
week. Part-time work is all 
many of them can do. On the 
other hand you have those stu- 
dents who work 8 to 9 hours 
shifts a day, and get up to 45 
hours a week and also attend 
school full- time. To these stu- 
dents, a full-time job is neces- 
sary to pay expenses that they 
may have. 

According to NSU stu- 
dent Jana Whitehead, bills are 
not the only motivation in her 
coming to work. 

"Being a full-time stu- 
dent and working is worth it 
because I need a car and I need 
credit cards so I must pay the 
bills. Plus my parents won't give 
me anymore money." Whitehead 

Whitehead is employed 
by the Cotton Patch restaurant as 
a cashier and works 40 to 45 
hours a week. 

"I am taking 18 hours 
this semester," Whitehead said. 
"I'm majoring in social work 
plus I know I'll eventually have 
to work someday, so I need the 
work experience." 

Nakita Terrell, who is a 
senior nursing major at NSU 
said taking on a full-time job 
was not her first choice, but it's 
not that difficult. 

"I was skeptical about 
taking on a full-time job for fear 
it would interfere with my class 
work, but it's not that hard as I 
imagined. Being a nursing major 
requires a lot of out of class 
studying so I have to set time 
aside for that," Terrell said. 

Some students often 
miss out on school-based activi- 
ties because of their busy work 

"I belong to the Delta 
Sigma Theta sorority, Demon 
Sweethearts, and National Pan- 
Hellenic Council and I am not 
able to make it to some of these 
meetings because of my job," 
Terrell said. "Plus I have very 
little time to spend with my 
boyfriend and attend social gath- 

Paying bills and other 

obligations was the reasons 
Terrell gave for working full- 
time and attending school full- 
time. She is also employed by 
the Cotton Patch, where she is a 
cashier and works 45 to 50 hours 
a week. 

Kathy Armstrong is also 
a NSU student who juggles time 
between a full- time job and 
being a full- time student. She is 
employed by CCA correctional 
facility in Winnfield, La. 

"I work full-time 
because I have bills, a car note 
and car insurance," Armstrong 
said. "Also I don't like asking 
my parents for money, I want to 
remain independent." 

Armstrong stated that " 
everyone doesn't win the lot- 

"My motivation for 
pushing myself is accomplishing 
my goal as an elementary school 
teacher and by me working full- 
time, I can achieve my goal, also 
I have been working and going 
to school since I was 16," 
Armstrong added. 

Bills are the No. 1 rea- 
son why many students work 
and attend school full- time. For 
some it's difficult, but due to 
prior work experience, it's not 
hard for others. 

Graduating Seniors and N.S.U. Alumni 

The following companies will be conducting 
on-campus interviews in the coming weeks: 

Fred's Corporation 

Wednesday, October 8, 1997 
Will interview all majors 


Wednesday, October 8, 1997 
Will interview all majors 

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Thursday, October 9, 1997 
Will interview all majors 

Boy Scouts of America 

Tuesday, October 14, 1997 
Will interview all majors 

Lowe's Corporation 

Tuesday, October 14, 197 
Computer Information Systems majors 

J. C. Penny & Company 

Wednesday, October 22, 1997 
Computer Information Systems majors 


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that cannot be verified. You MUST arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled time. Half of your organization 
must be present for photo to run! For all organizations, PROPER ATTIRE IS REQUIRED! 

Wednesday. October 8: Organizations 


Alpha Kappa Delta 


Alpha Lambda Delta 


Alpha Eta Rho 


American Chemical Society 


Anthropology Club 


Association of the US Army 




Student Personnel Association 


Black Student Association 


Black Student Task Force 


Blue Key 


Knights of the Roundtable Chess Club 


Circle K 


College Democrats 


College Republicans 


Current Sauce 


Diamond Dolls 


Demon Sweethearts 


Der Deutsche Klub 


Flight Team 

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Forestry Wildlife Conservation Club 


Scholars' College Forum 


Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers 


Inspirational Mass Choir 


Latter Day Saints Association 


Kappa Kappa Psi 


Kappa Delta Pi 




National Broadcast Society 


Phi Beta Lambda 


Phi Eta Sigma 


Phi Mu Alpha 


Phi Kappa Phi 


Psi Chi 


Public Relations Society of America 


Sigma Alpha Iota 


Phi Boota Roota 


Social Work Club 


Student Activities Board 


Student Government Association 


Baptist Student Union 


Swamp Demons 


Purple Jackets 


Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Thursday. October 9: Organizations 


Student Theatre Union 


Tau Beta Sigma 


Veterinary Technicians Club 


Wesley Westminister Foudation 


Animal Health Technicians 


Beta Gamma Psi 


Society for the Advancement of Management 


Club GEO 


Rodeo Team 


Antropological Society 


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Sunday, October 12: Greek Pictures 

Order of Omega 
Gamma Sigma Alpha 
Greek Council 
Interfraternity Council 
Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 
Panhellenic Council (NPC) 
Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Alpha Omicron Pi 
Delta Sipma Theta 
Kappa Alpha Order 
Kappa Mpha Psi 
Kappa Sigma 
Phi Beta Sigma 
Phi Mu 
Sigma Nu 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 
Tau Kappa Epsilon 
Theta Chi 
Zeta Phi Beta 


Check with the president 
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for the time of your picture. 

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Arts & Entertainment 

page 6 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 7, 1997 

Cheers to some, jeers to others & a blast to the past of Rock'N'Roll 

S ean Wood s 
Contributing Writer 

A&M Records 

To describe this sound, I'd 
have to say someone took one 
shot of Stone Temple Pilots, one 
shot of Kom, stirred and served 
"Cold." Hah! (Okay, bad joke. 
Nevermind.) But nonetheless, 
that's: pretty good company for 
Cold to be in. 

This is one nifty album that 
can sneak up on you in a very 
pleasing way. 

Each song has a distinctive 
feel that allows you to lay back 
and unknowingly become 
depressed by what you hear— 
which is not necessarily a bad 

The "Ugly" song is a 
haunting ballad that deserves a 
listen because you'll realize 
why "Cold" was chosen for the 
band's name. 

Cold is not much different 
from most of the music out there 
today, but why do we think that 
everything has to be so different 

Give Cold a spin because 
you'll probably like what you 
hear. [Sounds to me like this 
one's screaming radio airplay on 
the Demon--A&E Ed.] 

no inspiration. 

Let me talk about the 
music a little a bit more. 
It sounds like the engineer 
took a 3-second sample 
and strung it together with 
a little bit of record 
scratching and that's about 

This CD has no redeeming 
value unless you're a person 
who can't get enough bad 
music. [Actually, I kinda liked 
that song "I wish it was rain- 
ing," but to each his own-A&E 

Lesa thompso n 
A & E Editor 

St. Roch Records 

Virago. Hmmm. Well, they 
look cute on the cover of the 
case. What about the music? 

Okay, let's see— they have 
lyrics that must have been 
handed to them right before they 
recorded this "stuff," and music 
that was squeezed out of some- 
body's Yamaha keyboard. 

I think it's hip-hop. They 
sort of rap. Actually, I think they 
are trying to rap, but it's more 
like talking with a British accent. 

The lyrics made no sense at 
all. They were forgettable with 

One Little Indian/Epic 

I first heard of Skunk 
Anansie when they opened for 
that mean ole Henry Rollins at 
the House of Blues in New 

All that personality crap 
aside, my honest professional 
opinion is that Skunk Anansie 
kicked Henry's ass, hands 
down. Skin, Skunk 

Anansie's vocalist, took the 
stage like an irate banshee on 
speed. She ruled. Not only is 
she awesome to watch and lis- 
ten to, but she's also hella nice, 
as was the rest of the band. But 
enough of that, let's discuss the 

Stoosh is incredible. It's got 
I a raw edge that's sharp enough 
to draw blood. 

Be careful when you listen 
to this CD-there are times when 
it seems like Skin's voice is 
going to cut right through your 
cranium like a bullet through the 
eye. This woman is serious. 

Skunk Anansie jam hard 
music that still comes off as 
danceable in spots. This is high 
energy stuff that's oozing with 

Lyrically speaking, the band 
apparently look at everything as 
fair game. Skunk Anansie seem 
to draw from all aspects of the 
world around them: politics, 
pain, sexuality and anything else 
that happens to spark their 
interest. This one's a keeper. 


I'd heard on good authority 
that the new Life of Agony 
disc is far different from its 
two predessors, River Runs 
I Red and Ugly. 

I thought, "So what? Ugly 
I was way different from River 
Runs Red, and I think both 
albums jam completely. 
They're different but equally 
awesome." So I was totally 
looking forward to hearing 
what direction Life of Agony 
decided to take with Soul 
Searching Sun. 
Nothing could have prepared 
me for what I got. 

This new album is so 
progressive, it almost doesn't 
sound like the same band. I'm 
looking at the cover, I'm 
listening to the music, I know it's 
Life of Agony, but for some 
reason, it just doesn't seem to 

I'm utterly floored by what I 

Under ordinary circum- 
stances, I'd be running around 
screaming, "My LOA, My LOA, 
why hast thou forsaken me?" 
But Soul Searching Sun is so 
good, I can't help but sit back 
and appreciate what Life of 
Agony has done. It must have 
taken a lot of guts for them to put 
this album together. 

Soul Searching Sun is heavy, 
but not necessarily in a "Metal" 
kind of way. There's a certain 
dream-like thickness to the 
music that adds something the 
two previous albums didn't 
have— not that there was anything 
missing, mind you. It's just that 
it seems as though Life of Agony 
has replaced "punch" with "full." 

I guess Life of Agony's 
already done that "kick" thing, 
and this time they decided to go 
for "smooth." Whatever it is, it 

Overall, I was totally sur- 
prised by what I heard on Soul 
Searching Sun. Luckily, the sur- 
prise was a pleasant one. 

I'd expected different. What 
I got was different, beautiful, 
soulful and fluid. I love it. 


This stuff is crazy. It's kind 
of like a mix of-hell, I don't 
know. Just consider it mood 
music for the damned. 

Our own Don Harper took 
one listen to the vocals and 
said, "I don't know what he's 
saying, but that guy ought to be 
sponsored by Sucrets, 'cuz I 
know his throat's gotta hurt 

Granted, I don't know what 
vocalist Jon is saying either, but I 
kinda like the way he says it. (I 
would've used the word "sings," 
but that's not necessarily what he 
does.) He kinda screams, kinda 
shrieks, kinda flies right off the 
handle, but whatever it, it's kinda 
cool~IF you have the lights off. 

This is not the kind of muisc 
you'll want to listen to in broad 
daylight. • Hecate Enthroned 
screams "turn the lights off com- 
pletely and run around enjoying 
the pitch blackness of it all." 
Maybe you can light a candle or 
two if you get scared. 
Otherwise, the light from your 

stereo should suffice. 

Hecate Enthroned is Black 
Metal, something I've never 
really submersed myself in. Yet 
every now and then, I like to 
crack open a sepulcher and poke 
around to see what's going on. 
(No, I'm not a grave robber-I'm 
speaking figuratively, for those 
of you who just wouldn't catch 
that on your own.) 

In all honesty, I couldn't 
imagine myself joining the 
Hecate Enthroned fan club or 
even listening to them on a daily 
basis, but there's something to be 
said for the amount of creativity 
that goes into an album like this. 

I may not be "into" Black 
Metal, but when I'm in the mood 
for something ethereal and dif- 
ferent, I just might find myself 
giving this album another listen. 

Theatre s new season off to good start with 4 Dark of the Moon' 

M elanle Romero 
Contributing Writer 

The Theatre Department 
began the 1997-98 season with 
promise performing Howard 
Richardson and William 
Berney's controversial play 
"Dark of the Moon." 

Under the direction of Dr. 
Jack Wann, the cast brought to 
life a "backward community" 
obsessed with superstition and 
"religious fanaticism." 

The play centers around 
John, the witch boy, and his 
desire to become human because 
of his love for Barbara Allen. 
John (Michael Mayhall) gets his 
wish only to realize that the 
small community in which 
Barbara lives would not let go of 
their prejudices, thus making it 
impossible for the pair to live 

Mayhall gave a convincing 
performance as the witch boy. 
The demanding role forced him 
to portray two characters- the 
witch and the man. By altering 
his body movements from 
animalistic to a more stoic and 
reserved "human" persona, 
Mayhall allowed the audience to 
witness the moments of struggle 
between his outer human and his 
inner witch selves. 

Heather Child played 
Barbara Allen, the martyr of the 
story. She gave a good perfor- 
mance, but lacked the stage pres- 
ence that her fellow actors pos- 

Instead of standing out in 
the crowd. Child blended in. 
However, her scenes with 
Mayhall were intense, and she 
deserves praise for the bravery 
exhibited in performing the 
church revival scene. 

The accompanying witches, 
played by Kelly Songy, Jennifer 
Steiner. Lindsay Hand and Amy 
Magouirk. added a bizarre, yet 
artistic touch to the show. With 
intricately designed costumes 
and skillfully choreographed 
movements, they roamed about 
the stage adding an intriguing, 
subplot to the play. 

The propelling force of the 
play was Preacher Haggler, 
played by Gregory Romero. 
Truly a charismatic figure, 
Romero successfully acted as a 
catalyst to deliver the town from 
simple to dangerous as he riled 
up a religious frenzy in the 
community with his intense 
preaching at the revival and not 
so Christian ideals. 

The village ensemble was 
wonderful. All members went 
well beyond the call of duty to 
construct a believable hillbilly 

community on stage. Dialects, 
costuming and makeup added 
the finishing touches. Ryan 
Butler, Anthony Blanco, Kayla 
Lemaire and Melony Ebeling 
deserve extra praise for their 
efforts: Blanco for his humorous 
ad-libs during the revival; 
Ebeling for her temper tantrums; 
Lemaire for her performance on 
the mourners' bench; and Butler 
for his ongoing charm as the 
comic relief in such a dark play. 

Only a few bad elements 
were present in the production, 
including the ongoing bad 
singing of folk and gospel songs. 
Of course most of this was done 
for comic relief, but funny and 
on key instead of funny and off 
key would have been much more 

The other bad element was 
the performance of Robin 
Armstrong as the conjur woman. 
She was paired with Peter 
Schmidt as the conjur man, who 
did a superb job. His varying 
inflection and complex charac- 
terization made Armstrong's 
performance seem even more 
bland than it otherwise would 
have been. 

Other cast members 
included: Brett Daigle, Duke 
Ponds, Patrick Thomassie, 
Melissa Borders, Annie Fackler, 
Chris Sampayo. Eric De Fratis, 

Amy Brassette. Jordan Paul. 
Laura West, Hector Guivas, 
Virginia Dixon. Donnan Brian. 
Michael Demers, April Gentry, 
and Julie Tisdale. 

Blast to the past: CDs your music 
supply won't be complete without 

A & E Editor 

(Originally released in 1979) 

I have the original Rose 
soundtrack on vinyl, but my 
turntable gave up on me years 
ago. So as soon as 1 saw this 
digitally remastered version on 
CD, I instantly knew 1 had to 
have it. Lordy. Lordy, that's 
about the best 20 bucks I've 
ever spent in my life! 

Better Midler was born to 
play this part, loosely based on 
the life of Janis Joplin, and 
even Janis couldn't have sung 
these songs any better. 

If you don't have The Rose 
soundtrack, then you are surely 
missing out on some of the 
absolute greatest music of all 
time! not just the 70s. 

Bette Midler sings her guts 
out! She's an incredibly 
talented, beautiful, soulful 
woman and one of the reasons 
why 1 do what I do. (Long 
story) Suffice it to say that 
she's made quite the impression 
on my life, 

If I could be half the writer 
that Bette Midler is Woman, 
Person and Diva, then my life 
will indeed be a good thing. 

If you've seen The Rose, 
then you're already familiar 
with the bluesy, heart wrench- 
ing Rock 'N'Roll on this disc. 

And if you haven't yet seen The 
Rose, then by all means-GET 

You simply have to 
experience The Rose. And yes, 
I mean "experience," not 

There's nothing else in the 
world as moving as this film. 
You'll laugh, cry and sit down 
to watch it again. (Upon which 
time, you'll laugh and cry all 
over in a neverending cycle of 
overpowering emotion.) 

Which reminds me~one of 
the most killer things about this 
disc is that it includes Bette's 
concert and homecoming 
monologues, which you can't 
possibly hear without running 
through the scenes in your 
mind. (Or maybe that's just 
because I've seen The Rose so 
many times that I've 
memorized the dialogue.) 

At any rate, when Bette 
goes into her spiel about what 
to do when your man comes 
home at four o'clock in the 
morning with whiskey on his 
breath and the smell of another 
woman on his person, 1 think 
I'm just about going to die from 

Other highlights from The 
Rose soundtrack include Bette 




Memphis," "When a Man 
Loves a Woman." "Sold My 
Soul to Rock'N'Roll," "Keep 
On Rockin'," "Stay With Me," 
and, of course, the title track 
and hit single, "The Rose." 

I love this movie; I love 
this soundtrack; I love Bette. 


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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 7, 1997 

Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 
Est. 1911 

Winner of six Southeastern Conference 
Journalism awards 

Our View 

This week we would like to address several issues. 

First, you may have noticed our emphasis on alcohol. 
We would like to point out that many college students have 
problems with drinking and would also like to encourage them 
to seek help. 

With the two deaths in the past month or so, we feel 
everyone should be more careful, watch out for each other, and 
if you are going to drink, do it responsibly. 

Now here's something we shouldn't have to tell you, 
don't be stupid, when you drink, don't drive. 

Our second point to address is the shortage of last 
week's papers. 

We don't know if they were stolen or if everyone was 
just really excited to get their copy. (If that was the case, they 
came for them in the middle of the night last Tuesday.) 

"If you steal the papers, everyone runs 
around asking for them trying to fig- 
ure out what you are trying to hide." 

However, we ask that whoever took more than their 
share to please grow up! The students, faculty, and staff need to 
realize that IF the papers were stolen, or ever are stolen, the 
thieves not only steal the staff's and writers' hard work, but 
also the public's right to read the paper. 

We would also like to point out to anyone who might 
have stolen the papers that your efforts were in vain. Think 
about this with us for a minute. If you steal the papers, everyone 
runs around asking for them trying to figure out what you are 
trying to hide. Therefore, you accomplish nothing because 
everyone at least hears what they missed by word of mouth. 

The news can not be stolen. We, the media, refuse to 
allow anyone to censor what you have the right to read and hear. 

With the help of KNWD, and time they gave us on the 
air, our news was not stolen and our work was not wasted. We 
would like to thank Casey Shannon and KNWD for the support. 

Third, we would like to emphasize that as in Don 
Harper's column last week, the Current Sauce supports every- 
one's right to express their opinion. If you disagree, as many 
people did with Harper, feel free to write in and express YOUR 
opinion too! 

The fourth, and final point we'd like to make is that if 
you are going to grade Our paper, lay it in front of the door, and 
run, we will not take you seriously. 

Grow up! If you see our mistakes every week and they 
bother you that much, get your butt up here on Mondays and 
help us out! 

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Greeks and alcohol, what's the real story? 

Dan's Plan: 

It's your life, live it my way. 
Dan Helms 

I am sick and tired of 
Fraternities and Sororities get- 
ting a bad rap, because of alcohol 
abuse. Fraternities and Sororities 
are not abusing alcohol, individ- 
ual people are abusing alcohol. 

You chose to drink, no one 
makes you. Whatever age you 
may be, you are taking on a 
responsibility when you chose to 
drink. When your speech starts to 
slur , you walk sideways or for- 
get where you are, you should 
realize you've had enough and 

So much pressure is put or 
the Greek system, it takes an "aci 
of Congress" to have beer at 
any chartered organization eveni 

There has only been one 
incident that I know of here and 
that was three years ago with 

Three girls went to the hos- 
pital with alcohol poisoning. 1 
personally feel that if you are in 
college you should have respon- 
sibility. If you can't handle 
drinking,, do not drink! 

Fraternities are getting mon 

sanctions due to what happened 
at LSU with Sigma Alpha 

A lot of people die from 
alcohol-related incidents every 
year, but the media doesn't make 
it nationwide news, but when it's 
a member of a Greek organiza- 
tion, they drag them through the 
media in an unpleasant light. 

I never see the media report 
positive things Greeks do, it por- 
trays Greeks as drunks, rapists 
and hell raisers. 

I blame most of this on what 
society calls news. Society likes 
to hear about violence, abuse and 
criminal activities. 

The media reported about 
Benjamin Wynne, the young man 
who died of alcohol poisoning at 
LSU, the media blamed the fra- 
ternity, not Wynne. 

If Benjamin Wynne would 
have done this with a group of 
non-Greeks, do you think the 
incident would have had national 
media coverage? I think not, but 
it did because he was involved 
with a fraternity. 

The media made it look like 
S.A.E. killed Wynne, but in actu- 
ality Wynne is the one who drank 
too much. 

Greeks help Boys and Girls 
Clubs throughout the nation. 
Every fraternity and sorority has 
a national philanthropy, which 
they donate time and money to 
every year. 

Greeks also do community 
service projects for the cities and 
states were they attend school, 
but this will probably be the only 
time you will read about activi- 
ties like those. 

Alcohol, who's buying the next round? 

The Campus according to 


Casey Shannon 

Alcohol! If there is one 
thing that the wonderful world of 

Northwestern has to offer it is 

a crash course on this. 

This is not to say that 
everyone here hits the bottle in a 
repetitive fashion, but you can 
not deny the fact that this is a 
common occurrence. 

I am quite sure that this 
is the case at any College, how- 
ever being that we attend this 
particular one, we should proba- 
bly focus in a localized fash- 
ion an away we go. 

You have, no doubt, 

heard the whole "be responsible" 
thing a thousand times. And, for 
me to rant and rave about it 
would be completely hypocriti- 
cal. So I will say this 

once people die because of 

stupid irresponsible decisions 
college kids make. 

We have all been in the 

situation you have long since 

past the fifth level of drinking 
where even the devil is saying, "I 
better call it a night.. ..I have to be 
back in hell for the brunch with 
Hitler at nine". 

The problem does not lie 

in the act of getting wasted, this 
is a function of life reserved for 
college kids, and should be taken 
well advantage of. The problem 
lies in the decisions made while 
we are in this state. 

Think about it (when 
you are sober). One little deci- 
sion can lead to the crumbling of 
several peoples lives. You can 
not deny this, because, unless 
you are some form of intellectu- 
al hermit who completes all of 
your classes via correspondence 
for fear of getting to know peo- 
ple, you have met or you are 
someone with a story that per- 
tains to drunk driving hurting 

Make no mistake, drunk 
driving can and will ruin your 
life. Be it physically, emotional- 
ly, or legally you can cripple 
yourself or someone else quicker 
than it would have taken you to 
pass your keys to someone else. 

So, as a student leader 

and someone who has made the 
wrong decision before, I offer 

you this suggestion think 


Before you even take a 
sip create a contingency plan. 

No one ever plans on well let 

me be careful with this most 

people do not plan on getting 
hammered, so create a back up 
plan. Find someone you know 
and keep up with them. This 
way if you are to drunk to drive 
you either have a safe way home 
or someone else reminding you 
that you are not fit to be behind 
the wheel. 

If you are ever in the roll 
of the person who needs to tell 
someone where the stand blood - 
alcohol - level - wise. Do not 

Remember this always, 
never let friends drive 

drunk after all the life you 

save may be buying the next 

Why stay on campus when nothing is open? 

Paul Robertson 

Guest Columnist 

"Support your Demons 
this weekend!" has been the 
hype around campus for the past 
few weeks. 

Everyone seems to be 
intent on increasing the percent- 
age of students at Demon foot- 
ball games. That brings me to 
my small, but somewhat impor- 
tant complaint. 

I am a member of the 
"SON" (Spirit of Northwestern 

Marching Band, for those who 
do not know). Therefore, it is my 
responsibility to remain on cam- 
pus for the home games. 

This is a task I accept 
gladly, because I dearly love 
football, not to mention being 
able to see the wonders of the 
players uniforms close up before 

Anyway, I am straying 
from my point. This weekend 

my father made a statement that 
I thought was valid. 

As an alumni, he wanted 
to walk around the campus and 
into the building to see how they 
had changed. 

Much to his amazement, 
and mine, the Student Union 
was closed. 

Okay, let me get this 
straight. Stay here, support your 
Demons and hibernate in your 
rooms because the STUDENT 
Union is closed? 

Is it me, or does this 
seem bizarre? 

I have had the opportu- 
nity to visit colleges across the 
nation, and like NSU, most have 
student unions, a place to eat, 

study, look at the sights, or just 
take a nap. 

If the Union is truly for 
the students, why is it not open 
for our convenience on the 

Some of us actually do 
stay up here and would like a 
place to sit, or hey, here's a mar- 
vel idea, just read! 

Okay, my complaint 
might not be as valid as the 
"Hair Freaks" (my personal 
favorite is the color of the Dr. 
Pepper can), but let's face the 

Other than our wonder- 
ful football team, why would 
anyone want to stay on this cam- 
pus on the weekends? 


Page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 7, 1997 

The Bottom Line: back in full force 

Former Sauce editor responds to "It 
just seems rather petty and unplanned" 

The Bottom Line 

Return of a Columnist 

Andrew Martin 

After reading last week's 
opinior page, I couldn't help but 
interject a little bit of feedback 
regarding a piece entitled "It just 
seems rather petty and 
unplanned!" written by Sauce 
staff member, Don Harper. 

I found the title to Mr. 
Harper's piece to be appropriate, 
but only when it is used to 
describe his own writing. 

Mr. Harper seems to have 
taken it upon himself to champi- 
on a cause on campus, al-be-it 
one that lacks substance and 
sounds positively ridiculous. 

It would appear that the 
"trite and childish!" sidewalk 

chalk drawings that often adorn 
Northwestern's post office and 
sidewalks have offended his sen- 
sibilities, and for reasons 
unknown, he has decided to lash 
out against these gangs of graffi- 
ti-crazed individuals. 

The piece identifies 

the culprits of these drawings as 
predominantly Greek, and in 
their defense Mr. Harper states 
that the pride shown by the mem- 
bers of the Greek organizations is 
commendable, yet he says that 
their manner of displaying that 
pride is "classless." 

Personally, I can't help but 
feel that openly whining about 

something as petty as this is a 
"trite bit" classless in its own 

Mr. Harper goes on to 
say that he doesn't know where 
the "sidewalk scrawl" began, but 
let me say that it has been going 
on for years. 

It has never been a problem 
before. Maybe the only real 
problem here is someone com- 
plaining just to hear their head 

Were I still actively involved 
with the Greek system on cam- 
pus I would strongly encourage 
all parties to literally plaster the 
campus with sidewalk chalk. 

In a perfect world there 
would be so much chalk art on 
campus that Don, or "The Fan" 
as he likes to call himself, would- 
n't be able to sleep at night with- 
out seeing neon blue and blaze 
orange political slogans in his 

I feel that it is important to 
remind Mr. Harper that expand- 
ing his horizons and challenging 

himself mentally can be accom- 
plished even in the presence 
of 'stick figure" sail boats. 

What I am getting at is the 
fact that people should not take 
themselves (or their time at col- 
lege) too seriously. It is easy to 
sit back and bitch and moan 
about everything. It is a lot hard- 
er to show support for people 
who are trying to be involved on 

Trust me, I know. 

I bitched a lot about things at 
Northwestern before I graduated, 
but I ultimately learned that 
everyone (from the president to 
all of the first semester fresh- 
men) benefits when people quit 
their bitching and, if nothing 
else, just keep their mouths shut. 

I am not saying that you 
have to embrace everything that 
goes on around campus (and thai 
includes sidewalk chalk), but foi 
God's sake, if you don't havt 
anything really productive to say 
just don't say anything at all. 

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Students trying to solve parking problems 
change projects after Sept. 23 Current Sauce 

Letter to the editor 

Tricia Miller 

As a part of Social Work 
3140 (Methods III), we are required 
to divide into groups and take on a 
community project to bring about 
positive changes. 

Our group had undertaken 
the parking lots on NSU- to get them 
painted, proper signs to indicate 
where to park, some more lighting by 
Williamson Hall for people who park 

in the lot at the back of Williamson 
Hall and proper signs for the fifteen 
minute parking in front of Sabine 

After working for four weeks 
on our project, we were astonished by 
the September 23 issue of the Current 
Sauce, partially devoted to our pro- 
ject. Too bad we could not take any 
credit for it 1 

It was a good issue, and we 
hope it spurs the "powers-that- 
be" to make changes. As stated 
in the "Our View" article, 
"Please, put students first and fix 
the problem." 

Barring an idea proposed by 
one of us to ask Natchitoches 
area merchants to donate paint, 
and system of allowing students 
with parking tickets they cannot pay- 
to work on Saturdays to paint the lots 
as a means to pay off their ticket, we 
were perplexed as to how to improve 
the parking lots! 

So, back to another idea pre- 
sented when our group first got 
together to discuss what to do. 

There is always a shortage of 

blood at the blood banks. 

Recently, a graduate of NSU, 
Willie Rush, was critically injured in 
an accident. He was given twenty- 
seven pints of blood at LSU Hospital 
upon his arrival there. 

A blood drive was organized 
in Natchitoches to donate blood to 
replace that used to help save Willie's 
life, and offset the cost to his family. 

We will be distributing sur- 
veys to classes to ask a few questions 
about blood donation, and will pick a 
time satisfactory for most people to 
hold blood drive at NSU. 

We hope to have a big turn- 
out, and invite the different organiza- 
tions to vie for the top honor of hav- 
ing the most people to donate. (There 

will be a nice certificate and recogni- 
tion for the top three groups that 

We will let you know by 
posters when our "Blood Drive for 
Life's Sake" will be held. We hope to 
enlighten all about the safe gift of life 
they can give, and want all people to 
learn their own blood type. 

Also, we sincerely hope that 
NSU will take a serious look at the 
parking lots, and hear cries of stu- 
dents who are bleary- eyed from 
arriving hours early to have a parking 
spot, so not to be late for class. 

Thank you for your time and- 

Letter to the editor 

Sandy Schmieder 

Graffiti is defined by- 
Webster's dictionary as an inscrip- 
tion or drawing made on some pub- 
lic surface. 

According to this defini- 
tion, I'm afraid that the Alpha Zeta 
chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma is 
guilty. Sidewalk chalk is clearly 
placed in this category of an 
inscription on a public surface. 

As to the interpretation of 
the sidewalk chalk done by mem- 
bers of my organization, I find your 
definition of its content as "petty 
and unplanned," "scripturally 
defacing," insulting, childish, 
"ugly," and "classless" as both 
inappropriate and unjustified. 

I understand your point 

concerning the "Keep 
Northwestern Beautiful" campaign, 
I am in full support of it. As a mem- 
ber of the Student Government 
Association of Northwestern State 
University, I voted to accept it. 

As a member of the SGA, I 
also voted to approve the amend- 
ments to the Election Code located 
in the bylaws of the SGA constitu- 

Forgive me for my bold- 
ness, but it is blatantly obvious that 
you did not bother to do your 

The election code contains 
one section which applies and con- 
tradicts your accusation: Section 
3.1. 1 There will be no campaign- 

ing within a 50 
foot radius of 
any polling 
place. This 
polling place is 
not established 
until the polls 
open. • -8:00 A 
M. Wednesday, 
October 1, 1997 in this case, 
..Thirty six hours after your article 
was written claiming an election 
offense.. You not only misquoted 
and misconstrued a legal document 
of this university, you offended, 
frightened, and upset several mem- 
bers of my organization who 
thought they had done their friends, 
who they so wished to lend support 
to, harm. 

This is not a reply based on 
a personal vendetta. This is a reply 
based on the argument that it is 
imperative that a writer base his 
articles on fact, not theory- 

You did make two points 
that I am in full support of. First, I 

would contend that this example of 
what you claim to be "petty and 
unplanned" IS a commendable 
effort of pride and support for the 
members of my organization. 

Also, you are correct - 
being part of a special organization 
like Tri-Sigma is "a wonderful 
experience and should be consid- 
ered a privilege by all." 

Your editorial article 
claims that we, meaning the Greek 
organizations of NSU, can do bet- 

I would argue that you, as a 
writer of the Current Sauce, can do 
better as well. Next time, instead of 
writing an article on a whim with- 
out proper thoughtfulness or 
research, take your time. 

You ask me as a member of 
this organization to ask myself 
"Would I want to be represented by 
something like that?" My answer is 
without a doubt, yes. 

^Tbis is your chance 
to write your views 
on the topics 
covered in the 




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fu^sday. October 7, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 9 

penalties and injuries are key for "game of the year 7 

Kris rnllinswnrth 
staff writer 

As the Northwestern State 
Demons head into their biggest 
conference football game against 
j^cNeese after losinga non-con- 
ference game last week to the 
Northeast Indians, they still have 
two major problems to over- 
come: penalties and injuries. 

The Southland Football 
League is up for grabs with 
Northwestern State, McNeese, 

llDamian Johnson celebrates his reception for 
flNSU's only touchdown against NLU. 

and Southwest Texas State all 
leading with 1-0 records. 
According to Street and Smith's 
College Football Yearbook, 
Saturday night's game at 
Cowboy Stadium in Lake 
Charles should be "the game of 
the year" for the SFL. 

McNeese leads the SFL in 
scoring on both sides of the ball, 
allowing only three touchdowns 
in four games. McNeese holds 
the national I-AA lead for most 
interceptions made with 15 this 

game coming 
up is huge," 
Demon head 
coach Sam 
Goodwin said. 
"Last year 
McNeese was 
flashy and lost 
some close ball 
games. This 
year they are 
the McNeese of 

losing 17-7 to 
Northeast, the 
Demons saw 
vast improve- 
ments in their 
offense, espe- 

cially the running game. 
Converted tailback Damion 
Brown paced Northwestern 's 
rushing offense at Northeast with 
83 yards on 17 carries. 

"I had to knock some dust 
off but finally came through for 
us," Brown said. 

"I saw some positive things 
happen with our offense 
Saturday," stated Goodwin. "We 
didn't have as many negative 
plays than in previous games. I 
thought that Damion Brown and 
Ronnie Powell did outstanding. 
I feel confident that they can 
hold their own." 

Demon quarterback Warren 
Patterson piloted the air attack 
against Northeast, completing 14 
of 28 passes for 160 yards. 
Patterson completed an 8-yard 
pass to tight end Damian 
Johnson for the only touchdown 
NSU scored Saturday. 

"Our quarterback position 
has been playing in spurts," said 
Goodwin. "Brandon 
Emanuel had a spurt during the 
Southern game while Warren 
Patterson had a spurt during the 
game against Nicholls." 

"As soon as we had a good 
play, there was a penalty and we 
were back where we started 
from," said Patterson. "The ball 

The place where only the big men go, "the line of scrimmage" 

Volleyball team reaches last year s win mark with 16 games left 

is Damion Brown touchdown run was called 
back because of an NSU penalty 


The swarm makes its presence known 
to this Indian rusher. 

was just not in our court 

The Demons, once the least 
penalized team in the confer- 
ence, have drawn 28 penalties 
for 190 yards in the last two 

"Many of the penalties were 
our fault," said Goodwin. "I 
thought the officials Saturday 
went a bit flag-happy. Some of 
those penalties would probably 
have been overlooked at other 

"The only way to counter 
penalties is to play smarter," 
continued Goodwin. "During 
practice last week we empha- 
sized the motion and snap- 
count and trying to keep 
everybody in unison. If there 
were motion penalties called 
at practice, they did up- 

To add pain to insult, senior 
wide receiver Pat Palmer will 
miss the McNeese game due to 
a pulled leg muscle. However, 
the same five offensive line- 
men should start two consecu- 
tive games for the first time 
this season, giving Goodwin 
hopes of improved blocking 

Kris CollinsworthAVarren Rohrbeck 

staff writers 

The Demon volleyball team 
had a full weekend of competi- 
tion set for this past weekend and 
fared well to equal their total 
number of wins for all of last 

The Demons lost a 
Southland conference volleyball 
Hatch Friday night to the Lady 
Mavericks of the University of 
"texas at Arlington in four games. 

The game scores were 16- 
'4, 10-15, 10-15, 9-15. This loss 
Doves the Lady Demon's record 
10 6-10 with a 2-2 record in the 
Southland conference, while the 
~ a dy Maverick's record 
"nproves to 10-8 with a 5-2 
fccord in conference. 

The first game was the most 
e Xciting of the four as both teams 

battled back and forth in front of 
the football team before they left 
for NLU. Also on hand for this 
match were Dr. Webb and His 
wife. Nortwestern came out on 
top of this game 16-14. 

In the second game UTA 
roared out to a ten to three lead 
before the Lady Demons raced 
back to tie the score at ten before 
falling short in the second game 
by a score of fifteen to ten score. 

In the third game the Lady 
Demons overcame some bad 
passing and mental mistakes to 
make the third game respectable 
at fifteen to ten. In the third game 
the lady demons only hit .182. 

In the fourth game the 
demons hit a respectable .239, 
but the Lady Mavericks caught 
on fire and hit an amazing .528. 
The Lady Mavericks won the 
third game 15-9. 

The Lady Demons were led 
by Tiffany Cronin, their senior, 
all-everything candidate from 
Colorado, as she had 19 kills and 
27 digs. Heather Krolczyk and 
Gretchen Hecht also chipped in 
with 15 kills each. The Lady 
Mavericks were led by Heather 
Hoy, who had 25 kills and 20 
digs. Another interesting statis- 
tic that led to the Lady Demons 
demise was that the lady 
Demons only had two blocks 
while the Lady Mavericks had an 
amazing total of 42. 

Saturday night the deter- 
mined Demons did their best to 
over come the Bobcats of Sam 
Houston State but Tracy 
Bendele's 24 kills and .585 hit- 
ting percentage along with, 14 
digs lead them to crush the 
Northwestern State Demons 
Saturday in conference volley- 

^loving in for the kill 
pretchen Hecht draws a 

ball action. 

The match lasted an hour 
and 40 minutes while the 
Bobcats took the Demons out 
15-10, 15-10, and 15-12. 

Sam Houston State's record 
soared to 9-10 and 4-3 in the 
Southland Conference. 
Northwestern falls to 6-1 1 with a 
2-3 conference record. 

Bobcat Kelly Hajovsky 
contributed to their win with 15 
kills and a .424 average with 10 
digs. The Demons went down in 
glory, with Heather Krolczyk 13 
kills and nine digs, posting a 
.444 average. Kandice 
Washington added 15 kills to the 
Demons effort and placed a .344 
hitting percentage. 

Northwestern's Missy 
Krause, who broke the school's 
game record for most assists, had 

"This was our third game in 
two days," stated Sam Houston 
head coach Francine Maxwell. 
"All of our outside hitters have 
been injured. Considering this, I 
think we played very well." 

"I don't think we played to 
our utmost potential," said 
Demon head coach Mary DeJute. 
"Sam has good middles. We just 
could not defend against them." 

Sunday the Demons came 
back with a vengeance as 
Samford came to Town and saw 
the rath of the two losses. 

Gretchen Hecht and Heather 
Krolczyk had 11 and 14 kills. 

The scores read 16-14, 16- 
14, and 15-9 when the match 
came to a close. Freshman setter 
Sondra Lima recorded 49 assists, 
only 16 behind: the record set by 
Missy Krause Friday. 

"It's like getting a huge 
monkey off our backs," head 
coach Mary Dejute said "At the 
same time, you get the monkey 
off your back you can't lay back 
on your heels. The girls are very 
intense and are focused on what 
we want to accomplish: getting 
to the conference tournament." 

Excuse me Mr. Stephenson, did you drop that? The 
Demon defense played big again this week. B. J 
Williams and Jermain Jones decleet an NLU receiver 

and fewer flags. 

"Pat played very well 
Saturday," said Goodwin. "He 
blocked a lot more and has been 
the best we've ever had at catch- 
ing the deep ball. Pat has grown 
up over the last three or four 
games. He is providing more 

leadership, which reflects a lot 
on the team." 

The Demons will take on 
McNeese Saturday and will be 
home October 18 for homecom- 
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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 7, 1997 

Where are they now? A look at an NSU great, Charlie Tolar 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The name Charlie Tolar is 
not a common one to many stu- 
dents at Northwestern. 

Probably to most students he 
is simply Mr. Charlie, the quiet, 
mild-mannered guy who serves 

refreshments for his long-time 
friend Johnny Antoon at 
Antoon's bar on the bypass. 
What people do not realize is 
that Mr. Tolar is one of the great- 
est football players in 
Northwestern history. 

Called the greatest player he 
ever coached by former 

Northwestern State coach Jack 
Clayton, Tolar used a great work 
ethic and a love of football to 
accomplish great things at all 
levels of competition. 

In 1990, Tolar was selected 
to the 30 year anniversary dream 
team of ^__«_^______ 

t h e 

"He was the hard- 
est fellow to knock 
selected down I have ever 

to the 30 


NSU Women's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

NSU Men's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

Former NSU head coach Jack Clayton 

Missy Krause Volleyball 

The freshman setter 
set a school record 
Friday night with 67 
assists, as The Volleyball 
team battled preseason 
Southland Conference 
favorite Texas-Arlington. 
The Demons record now 
stands at 7-1 1 after a 
three-match weekend. 
Upcoming Home Contests 

October 1 7th~7:00 
vs Nicholls State 

Northwestern State 

Athletic Department 

Mark Keough Crosscountry 

The sophomore runner 
finished first at the NSU 
Invitational to lead the 
Demons to their first home 
meet victory in two 
decades. He covered the 
hilly 8,000 meter course in 
26:28.67 as the Demons 
defeated second place 
SLU by 23 points. 
Upcoming Home Contests 
Football- Homecoming 
October 18th~2:00 
vs Southwest Texas 

Northwestern State 

Athletic Department 

team of 
t h e 

Oilers was a great thrill for me. 
What made it so satisfying to me 
was that it was voted on by the 
fans." Tolar said of being elected 
to a team that also includes for- 
mer Houston great Earl 

"I got along well with the 
fans," Tolar said. "I enjoyed 
football very much and they 
appreciated the type of ball that I 
played. Even though I had been 
out of football for a while they 
still remembered." 

In an age where a lot of ath- 
letes play sports for individual 
achievements and money rather 
than the team aspect, Tolar is 
clearly a throwback. "It was just 
a love of the game that I had," 
Tolar said. "I really enjoyed it 
and I gave 100% every time I 
was out there on the field." 

The next year, 1991, saw 
another great honor bestowed on 
Tolar. He was selected to the 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 

"Being selected was some- 
thing 1 really didn't expect." 
Tolar said. "It was just a great 

Current Sauce Fan Challenge 

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The Fan Challenge would like to welcome the NSU Athletic 
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your Fan Challenge in to 225 Kyser Hall by 4:00 Friday. Anyone is 
eligible to win. Emily Warnersdorfer is our winner this week. She 
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feeling. There are so many great 
athletes in the Hall of Fame and 
to be included with them is 
something I am very proud of." 

While at Northwestern Tolar 
rewrote the Demons' rushing and 
scoring records. He led the Gulf 
_________ States 

in scoring 
and rushing 
three years 
in a row, 
and was a 
team Little 
A l l - 
America in 
his senior 
— ~ — season. 

Although not a big man, 
standing 5-7 and weighing 195 
pounds during his playing days, 
Tolar made the most of what he 

"He wasn't little," recalled 
former Oiler teammate Hogan 
Wharton. "He was just short. It 
was easy work blocking for him. 
He had amazing strength and 
plenty of moves. He'd carry 
people six or seven yards." 

Coach Clayton also was 
impressed with what Tolar 
brought to the field. "He had 
great speed," Clayton said, "he 
was the hardest fellow to knock 
down I've ever seen." 

Today Tolar divides his time 
between working at Antoon's, 
which is something he really 
enjoys, and spending time on his 
farm on Cane River. 

Tolar also spends a great 
deal of time at his other home in 
Houston. It is there that his wife 
Barbara still lives. Together he 
and his wife have three daugh- 
ters: Debbie, 40; Sharon, 37; 
and Brenda, 36. "We weren't 

able to have any players, but at 
least we did have three cheer- 
leaders", Tolar said of his chil- 

Although never having been 
a player who thrived on individ- 
ual honors or achievements, 
Tolar was very deserving of 
every accolade he received. One 

thought comes to mind when 
looking back at his career: 
Charlie Tolar played the game of 
football the way it ought to be 
played. He won the respect of 
every competitor who lined up 
with or against him. 

The Yardstick 

Northwestern us NortheastLouisiana 

Points Summary 


2 3 







Northeast 7 

7 3 



Yardstick Demons 


First Downs 



Rushing (att-yards) 

43/1 18 


Passing Vards 



Passes att-compieted 



Interceptions thrown 



Total Offense 



Time of Possession 



Third Down Conu. 



Return Vards 

1 1 


Fumbles-no. lost 









Demon Indiuidual Leaders 

QB UJarren Patterson 14/28 168 yards 1TD 

RB Damion Brown 17 rushes 77 yards 

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The Student O^ezvspaper of 9\[grthwestem State University — 

Vol. 86, No. 9, 10 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 21, 1997 

625 new volumes soon to adorn Watson library shelves 

David Balcer 
contributing writer 

Watson Library is in the 
process of bringing their infor- 
mation more up to date, thanks to 
the efforts of the NSU trust fund 

Last semester, the NSU 
trust fund committee voted for 
$25,000 from Northwestern 's 
trust fund to go to the library for 
purchases of new books and 
other materials. They also agreed 
to set up a trust fund of $75,000, 

the interest from which will go 
into upgrading the library in the 

According to Fred 
Fulton, vice president for student 
affairs, in the early 80s, the stu- 
dents assessed themselves a fee 
of $5 per semester for the pur- 
pose of establishing a trust fund. 
The interest from that trust fund 
would be used to improve the 
quality of service offered to the 

In eleven years, two sig- 
nificant purchases have been 

made out of the fund: the campus 
call boxes and money transferred 
to the library. 

"The principle would be 
protected but the interest would 
be used in times for campus 
improvement projects," Fulton 
said. "The purpose of those 
improvements were to be in the 
area of academics or the quality 
of student life." 

The Library is planning 
to purchase 625 new books with 
the $25,000 given to them. At 

present, they have bought 300- 
400 new books at a cost of 
$17,000. The books that are 
being purchased enable them to 
not only keep up with new infor- 
mation, but the new academic 
programs as well. 

"Our reason for being is 
to support the academic pro- 
grinis. so that is what we are try- 
ing to do," Ada Jarred, director 
of the library, said. "Not only 
that, but we have to keep up with 
current information because the 

world is changing very rapidly." 

Last year the library had 
very little money to work with 
for books. To compensate for this 
problem, several hundred serial 
subscriptions had to be cut. With 
the money they have been given 
out of the trust fund, they will be 
allowed to update their older col- 
lection with newer material. 

"Most of the books in 
our collection are dated in the 
1960s, so that hurts to know that 
most of our books are at least 

thirty years old," Jarred said. 
"We are now trying to bring the 
level of our information more up 
to date for the students." 

Jarred finds the decision 
made by the committee in sup- 
port of the library to be gratify- 

"It makes you feel good 
about a student body when they 
do something this positive in 
nature by putting their money 
where their education is," Jarred 

Manny Guendulay, junior journalism and english major, Paul 
Ayo, senior broadcast journalism major, and Bobby Hemsell, 
sophomore general studies major showed their true colors and 
school spirit at Saturdays homecoming game. 

Alcohol and students 

Andrew Kolb 
staff writer 

Dr. Patrice Moulton will be 
lecturing on the effects of alco- 
hol on the body to members of 
the Interfraternity Council and 
any one else who wishes to 
attend on Oct. 28 in the Student 

Moulton, a professor in the 
psychology department, will be 

that it doesn't happen here." 

Levy said that the incident at 
L.S.U., where a student died 
from alcohol poisoning earlier 
this semester, has prompted the 
I.F.C. to become more con- 
cerned with educating its mem- 
bers about alcohol. 

"The only way to prevent 
something like that (the L.S.U. 
incident) from happening is 
through education," Levy added. 



about the 
cal effects of 
alcohol and 

" I 
be informing 
students on 
what hap- 
pens physio- 
logically as 
one becomes 


"Different levels of alcohol 
have different effects on the 
brain," Mouton said. 

The I.F.C. asked Moulton to 
present this talk, according to 
I.F.C. second vice president 
Laban Levy. 

"The I.F.C. wants to pro- 
mote alcohol awareness and edu- 
cation," Levy said. "What hap- 
pened at L.S.U. can happen any- 
where. We want to make sure 

"What happened 
at LSU can hap- 
pen anywhere. We 
want to make sure 
that it doesn't 
happen here." 

Dr. Patrice Moulton 
psychology department 

Moulton said 
that she is not 
going to 
encourage or 
the use of 
alcohol. She 
wants to pro- 
vide informa- 
tion about 



young adults 
and need to 
They need 

make their own 
Moulton continued, 
to make responsible choices. If 
they choose to drink, they should 
know about the physiological 
effects of alcohol." 

Moulton will be speaking in 
the Ballroom of the Student 
Union at 8p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 
28. Anyone is welcome to 

Open forum to address student-related topics Students celebrate National Veterinary 

Technicians Week with open house 

Keri Champion 
contributing writer 

Sara Burroughs; Vice President 
for Student Affairs, Fred Fulton; 
Vice President for Academic 

Public Affairs 
will sponsor 
an open forum 
on Oct. 28 
with the theme 
of " The Way 
to the Future." 

T h e 
forum will 
address cam- 
Pus security, 
higher admis- 
s 'ons stan- 
dards, dorm 
'ife, and tech- 
nology fees 
among other 
| h i n g s . 
Topics for the 
forum were 
Picked by 
N SUPAA and 
ot her con- 
cerned stu- 
dents we inter- 
viewed,'' said 
leather Perimon. 

It will open with three to five 
"Jinute statements from individu- 
a ' s selected to serve on the eight- 
^ernber panel. Panel members 
W 'U share their visions of NSU's 
juture. The panel includes: SGA 
Resident, Alicia Thomas; BSA 
Resident, Terrick Harrell; 
acuity Senate President, Dr. 

Panel members 

SGA President 

Alicia Thomas 

BSA President 

Terrick Harrell 
Faculty Senate President 
Dr. Sara Burroughs 
Vice President for Student Affairs 
Fred Fulton 
Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Dr. Thomas Burns 
Vice President of University Affairs 
Dr. John Winston 
General College Director 
Dr. Sue Weaver 
Counseling and Career Services Director 
Mrs. Frances Conine 

and answer session will follow. 

This will g,ive students a 
chance to voice opinions end 
concerns to faculty, 
administrators and stu- 
dent organizations 
about University poli- 
cies. They will also be 
aware of some of the 
goals the University has 
established.and the 
direction it is taking 
heading into the 21st 

The forum 
scheduled to run 
approximately 90 min- 

NSU is not the 
only thing that is taking 
new directions right 


Affairs, Dr. Thomas Bums: Vice- 
President for University Affairs, 
Dr. John Winston; General 
College Director, Dr. Sue 
Weaver; and Counseling and 
Career Services Director, Mrs. 
Frances Conine 

According to Perimon, after 
the opening remarks, issues will 
be addressed end a short question 

N S U P A A 
recently elected these 
new officers: Heather 
Perimon, president; 
Steven Tilley, vice 
president, Patrick 
Carlson, treasurer; Kyle 
Robbins, recording sec- 
retary: and Chad Mills, 
public relations direc- 

The members of NSUPAA 
would also like to express appre- 
ciation to its co-advisors, Dr. 
Greg Granger and Dr. Sue 
Weaver. Weaver was confirmed 
as a co - advisor three weeks ago 
by NSUPAA members. Granger 
has been a sponsor since the 
organization was established last 

Claire Funderburk 
contributing writer 

The Veterinary 
Technician Club celebrated 


Veterinary techni- 
cians Week with 
an open house 
Friday, October 1 7 
in Bienvenu Hall. 

The open 
house consisted of 
five rooms all 
having to do with 
various aspects of 
veterinary medi- 

technician stu- ________ 

dents were in each 
room discussing different 
demonstrations that were dis- 
played. Located outside 
Bienvenu, a small petting zoo 
was constructed. 

According to the 
Director of Veterinary 
Technicians, Dr. Brenda 
Woodard, "The open house is 
done in conjunction with the 

"The open house is done in 

conjunction with the National 

Veterinary Technicians Week 

to promote veterinary medi- 

_ • » 


Director of Veterinary Technicians 
Dr. Brenda Woodard 

National Veterinary Technicians 
Week to promote veterinary 

One room, "The Jungle 
Room," contained different ani- 

mals that a veterinary technician 
would work on. The "'911 
Emergency" room presented first 
aid performed on animals and 
information about the various 

parasites found inside 

or on them. 

In the 
Alexandria ;Zoological 
Park Exhibit, the 
Alexandria Zoo donat- 
ed animals including a 
10-day-old lion cub 
bom at the zoo, Kato. 

"We try to work 
cooperatively with the 
University to promote 
conservation of 
wildlife. This is a very 

good way to do that," 

said Alexandria Zoo 
employee Lee Ann Whit. 

Two more rooms, 


See Vet, page 2 

Student in critical condition after car accident 

Stephanie Nicole 
Barlow, 17, of Green well 
Springs was injured in a two-car 
crash Sunday on La. Hwy. 117 
near Natchitoches at about 7:30 

According to the State 
Police, Barlow's car ran off the 
road. She tried to get back on the 

highway but overcorrected. Her 
car slid across the center line 
sideways and was struck broad- 
side by the other car. 

The alleged driver of the 
other car, Naomi A. Lacy, 20, of 
Lake Charles, was in a Dodge 
Neon. She was charged with 
underage driving while intoxicat- 


The blood alcohol test 
on Barlow is pending. 

According to LSU 
Medical Center, Barlow is in 
critical condition. State Police 
plan to charge her with careless 


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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 21, 1997 

Campus Connections 


, continued 

Aipha Omicron Pi 

Congratulations to our scholars of the week Kelly D'Oriocourt 
and Andrea Lemoine. We'd also like to congratulate our new 
members on their initiation and thank ail of our alumnae visitors 
for their presence and support Sunday there will be a sisterhood 
after the meeting, so dress casual. Remember to dress up Monday 
or Thursday and wear your letters Wednesday. Have a great week? 
Alpha Love 

College Republicans 

We invite you to attend our weekly meetings in 321 Student 
Union. If you are interested in debating hot political topics, come 
join in the discussion. We welcome all political parties. Meetings 
are Thursdays at 6 p.m. 

Inspirational Mass Choir 

We would like to invite you ti our annual Fall Fest Oct. 26 in 
Magale Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Our theme will be "Uplifting Our 
Youth Through Christ." Please join us in praising the- Lord. You 
don't want to miss this event 

Make a Difference Day 

Club Geo would like to announce that Make a Difference Day 
campus ciean-up will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. in front of the 
Student Union. This event is for all students and organizations 
who are wiling to make a difference in their campus and commu- 

Phi Mu Fraternity 

The trash pickup with KA is Wednesday. Meet at the KA house at 
4 p.m. We are going to end on the riverfront and play games with 
the Boys and Girls Club, so wear your letters and be ready to have 
fun. The KappaSigma exchange is Thursday. Get ready for the 
Chapter Retreat Friday. Our alumni will be in town for the alumni 
cookout Saturday. Don't forget to go at the time you signed up for. 
Bible Study will be Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Study hall is in 320 
Student Union Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. 
Happy hour is from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Greek study hall id 
Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in 313 
Student Union. Have a safe week. Phi Mu love forever. 

Pre-Law Society 

We will hold our next meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. in 306 Kyser. 
Our guest speaker this week will be the recruiter from LSU Law 
Center. Dues of $5 can be paid at this meeting. There will also be 
a practice LSAT given Thursday Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. in 305 Kyser. 
It's free and everyone's invited to take it. If you have any ques- 
tions, please contact Virginia Colclasure at 356-7039 or Dr. 
Maxine Taylor at 357-5507. 

R.A. interest meeting 

Want to be an R.A.? This is just what you've been waiting for! ! ! 
Find out all the scoop on what it takes to be an R. A. and how you 
can become one! Come to the meeting in the Cane River Room of 
the Student Union Tuesday Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. We'll see you there! ! 


The Rowing Team will attend the "Head of Colorado" Regatta in 
Austin. Texas on Aug. 25. "Head Races" are about 4,800 meter- 
long endurance races, as opposed to the 2,000 meter sprint races 
of the spring. The scrimmage against Loyola on the Carte River 
Oct, 1 1 was the first taste of competition for the new novice mem- 
bers of the team, and this "head race" in Austin will be their first 
official regatta. 

Science Club - ACS and SPS 

At the Sept. 29 meeting ACS officers were elected. 
Congratulations to Trey Earle, president; Celia Dinning, vice 
president; Shelly F Hynes, secretary; and Bonnie Swoap-Benton. 
treasurer. Dues for both clubs will be due no later than the next 
meeting, which is Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Our meetings will be every 
other Monday at 6 p.m. for the rest of the semester, so mark your 
calendars. The most important item on the next agenda is 
Fl'NDRAISING!! The fundraising committee has several ideas, 
but would appreciate anyone's input. Ail committee heads will be 
expected to give a report on their progress at the next meeting, per 
Theresa's request, so BE PREPARED! We hope that the club as a 
whole will be more active this year, and this will only be accom- 
plished if we have committed members. PLEASE GET 
INVOLVED!!! Any questions or ideas can be directed to 
nshyn7 i 1 

Sociology Club 

There will be a meeting Tuesday in 309 Kyser Hall at 4:30 p.m. 
On the agenda: should we choose a new name?, discuss the 
fundraiser, dues (how much and when), guillotines (immoral or 
Godsend?). Special report on the state of the origami by the Vice 
Chancellor of Origami. Note; magic: The gathering games are 
held after every meeting and open to all. Only those on time will 
be permitted to play. Therefore, the only way to ensure playing 
isgreeneggs to attend the meeting. 


Halloween is approaching. Are you ready to be scared out of your 
mind? Here's your chance for an evening of fright right here on 
campus. The theatre department is holding their first annual 
haunted house through S.T.U.N. in the basement of the theatre 
department Oct. 29 and 30 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. The cost is 
#3.50 or #3.00 with a canned good. See you there! 

you know" and an operating room on the 
third floor of Bienvenu, dealt with fur- 
ther public education. 

Outside, the petting zoo allowed 
the public to become acquainted with 
animals by interacting with them. A 
horse, a donkey, ducks, and a St. Bernard 
were on hand to be petted and played 


Veterinary technician students 
see the open house as an opportunity to 
show the public what they do. 

"We do work, but this gives us a 
chance to explain ourselves and what we 
do," said senior Cherie Brookman. 

Problems with both Kyser Hall 
elevators inconvience student 

guys in the class were nice and volun- 
teered to carry me and my scooter down 
the stairs. Another girl got stuck up there 
with me and it was hard for her to walk 
down the stairs." 

Emily Leonard 
news editor 

Recently there have been prob- 
lems with the elevators in Kyser Hall. 

As of m 

Monday, neither . t 1J Detective 

elevator worked 1 here IS nO WaV 1 COUld get 10 Prescott 

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classes police 

could help 

are on top floors. 

Heather Patton 

this is 


classes. All of 

the only 
way to get to 
class located on 
upper floors. 


is no way I could get to my classes," 
Heather Patton said. "All of my classes 
are on top floors." 

Many of these students experi- 
enced this difficulty during the power 
outage last week. 

"When the lights went out in 
Kyser I was stuck because I was on one 
of the top floors," Patton said. "All of the 


by carry- 
ing stu- 

"I don't 

mind being lifted into a car, but I would 
feel uncomfortable," Patton said. 

The police were unsure of when 
the elevators would be fixed for the stu- 
dents use. 

"They need a lot of new things 
on campus. This school could use a lot of 
improvements in the way of handicap 
aids," Patton said. 

Campus Connections must be submitted to 
225 Kyser Hall by Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. 
They may also be faxed to 357-6880. 
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Statewide scholarship program to start fall '98 

News Bureau 

The Office of Admissions 
and Recruiting will host an informa- 
tional session on the state's newest 
program known as the Louisiana 
Tuition Opportunity Program for 
Students or TOPS Nov. 6 at 9:30 

"TOPS is a comprehensive 
program of state scholarships and 
one of the most innovative and pro- 
gressive student assistance programs 
in the nation," Director of 

Enrollment Services Chris Maggio 
said. "Its implementation in the fall 
of 1998 will bring numerous oppor- 
tunities for students to obtain a high- 
er education degree." 

However, Maggio says with 
the invention of TOPS there are a 
number of questions that may remain 
unanswered for students, parents, 
guidance counselors and high school 

Jack L. Guinn, executive 
director of the State of Louisiana 
Office of Student Financial 

Assistance and Winona Kahao, 
director of the Office of Student 
Financial Assistance 
Scholarship/Grant Division will 
serve as the two guest speakers dur- 
ing the presentation and question and 
answer session. 

The session will be held in 
Magale Recital Hall and admission is 
free to the public. 

For more information, con- 
tact the Office of Admissions at 357- 
4503 or 1-800-426-3754. 

Director of Alumni Development Elise P. James was 
presented with the University's first annual 
Distinguished Service Award by President Randall J. 
Webb during homecoming activities Saturday. 
James, who will retire at the end of the year, has been 
the director of alumni development for 13 years. 

Get a good bath, brushed and 
even a pedicure if your a dog. 

" i 



Claire Funderburk 
contributing writer 

The Veterinary Technician Club is 
starting their dog wash once again this semes- 

Dogs are washed every Thursday 
from 9 a.m until 2 

p.m. by veterinary 

technician students. 
The wash will con- 
tinue for the rest of 
the fall and spring 
semesters of 1998. 

The club 
members learn and 
practice various 
grooming skills 
while washing the 

According to 
veterinary technician 
club member Brandy 
Fenton, members 
first learn how to 
properly bathe a dog. 
The dogs are put into 
specially designed 
bathtubs where they 

are washed to 

remove large parti- 

cles on their fur. The dogs are then brushed 
out and dried. 

If the dogs have mats or large clumps 
of tangled fur, the club members brush them 
out for an extra fee. 

Members with prior experience 

grooming animals then get to finish the dogs. 
The dogs' toenails are clipped and any stains 
in the coat are removed. 

" I like to bathe the dogs. I bathed 
one yesterday and I am bathing one today," 
Fenton said. "We don't bathe just dogs. We 
could bathe cats, too, but no one has asked 

like to bathe the 
js. I bathed one yes- 
lay and I am bathing 

one today. We dont 
bathe just dogs. We 
could bathe cats, too, 
but no one has asked 

Brandy Fenton 
veterinary technician club member 


All dogs should be 
brought on a leash to 
room 102 in Bienvenu 
to be bathed. Costs for 
the bath is $12 for 
dogs over 40 lbs. and 
$10 for dogs under 40 
lbs. If needed, the mat 
fee is $5. In several 
local vet offices and 
pet stores where 
grooming is done, 
prices run from $25- 
35 for large dogs and 
$15-30 for smaller 

"I think that is great 
that you can get your 
dogs washed and 
groomed so cheap. My 
dogs are so big and it 
is such a pain to try to 
wash them by myself. 
If I had known they were doing this last 
semester I would have brought my dogs 
here," said psychology graduate student 
Mark Housewright. 

Anyone interested in have their dog 
bathed should get in tough with either Fenton, 
Dr. Woodard, or any 
other veterinary tech- 
nician member. 
Inquiries can be made 
at 357-5951. 


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create an eventful week for stu- 

Homecoming began on 
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iHunnie and Lip Sync contest. 
(These activities have been a tra- 
dition for many years. They also 
give the students the chance to 
express themselves in a comical 

"I think Homecoming 
Iseems very spirited this year and 
I am excited," Kimberly Parker, 
1996 Homecoming Queen, said. 
" I hear that you have a lot of new 
[activities going on and I am excit- 
|ed to see what all is going on," 
■ further expressed. 

In all contests there will be 
the fortunate ones that are able 
to win first prize. Homecoming 
Hunnie was won by Shade 
Dufrene. The judges of the event 
were none other than the 
Homecoming Court. 

Lip Sync had eight groups 
participate and was judged by 
student representatives of the 
SAB Committee-at-Large. 

Approximately 500 people 
participated in the events held on 
Tuesday. The events were the 
Bungee Run, Bounce 'N' Box and 
Laser Tag. 

In the lobby of the Student 
Union on Wednesday, 300 stu- 
dents took photo buttons in sup- 
port of Homecoming. 

"The response was so 
overwhelming, we ran out of but- 
tons," David Deggs, SAB 
President, said. 

The parade on Thursday 
ran with 50 entries entertaining 
and giving out candy to onlook- 

A new event offered to 
students was the Pre-Pep Rally 
Party by LeRendezvous. Over 
350 students participated along 
with a DJ and pizza. 

Homecoming ended victo- 
riously against Southwest Texas. 

"We had great participa- 
tion from the student body 
Students that participated really 
enjoyed themselves and had a 
great time," Deggs said. 

Arts & Entertainment 

October 21, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

Page 5 

Movies, music, more: trying hard to appease you 

Lesa thompso n 
A & E Editor 



The back of the promo reads 
like a bad luck turned good fairy 
tale for the demented. 

The Misfits, originally 
formed in 1977, have influenced 
just about everybody in the dark 
music and punk genres. 

They've had tunes covered 
by Guns N' Roses and Metallica, 
and no less a dark authority than 
Rob Zombie himself has said 
that if it wasn't for the Misfits, 
White Zombie wouldn't even 

Unfortunately though, most 
people only know the Misfits as 
the band that Glen Danzig used 
to front-but that was a long time 

The Misfits broke up in 
1983, but they've been back 
together, sans Danzig, since 

Today finds the Misfits 
releasing American Psycho, 
their first release of all new 
material in 1 3 years. 

This album is incredi- 
ble. It's punky and creepy 
and everything that made us 
love the Misfits in the first 
place, including . their 
trademark "sing-a-long" 

styled music. 

killer songs on the 
disc are "Speak of 
the Devil," "From 
Hell They Came," 
"Crimson Ghost" 
and "Hate The 
Living, Love The 

The Misfits play 
punk the way it 
ought to be. It's fun 
music that actually has melody. 

American Psycho is a great 
album that puts me in mind of 
The Ramones. 

If you like punk at all, then 
this album's the one you need to 
add to your collection right 
away. The Misfits aren't legends 
for nothing, ya' know. 

Hybrid Recordings 

Sherri Jackson's self-titled 
CD covers an awful lot of 
musical territory. 

Whatever it is you're 
looking for, you'll find at least a 
touch of it on this disc. The 
album's bluesy and soulful on 
one hand and up-beat and 
danceable on the other. Our own 
Don Harper calls it, "bassy, 
happy Raeggae." 

I'm telling you, Sherri 

Jackson must have gotten a list 
of all the various musical styles 
available from around the world 
and incorporated a little bit of 
each into her own sound. 

Sherd's voice is fluid and 
smooth, but it has a certain depth 
that a lot of today's female radio 
pop stars lack. Perhaps that's 
why I can't stand Jewel's music. 
I think she lacks chutzpah. 

Sherri Jackson, on the other 
hand, has chutzpah to spare. I 
wish she'd dish some of it out to 
those whiny women that seem to 
dominate the airwaves today. 


tell where one ends and the other 
begins. That's how similar the 
two bands sound. 

But I DO NOT mean this as 
an insult to either band. I like 
EHG and Iron Monkey as well. 

And when I say there are 
serious similarities between the 
two, it's because a) it's true and 
b) I think it's cool that someone 
dug EHG's sound enough to 
want to emulate it. 

So there. 





The Loft Theatre will present Horton Foote's "Talking 
Pictures" on Oct. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 209 of the Old Wing 
of the A.A. Fredericks Center for Creative and Performing Arts. 

Admission is free and open to the public. 


The Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will present their fall 
concert Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is 
free and open to the public. 

Okay, so if 
Jimmy Bower and the 
rest of the guys 
wanted to make an 
album that sounded an 
awful lot like 
Eyehategod but 
wasn't, then Iron 
Monkey's self-titled 
CD would have to be 

Of course, there 
are differences. Iron 
Monkey's self-titled 
release doesn't have 
quite as much groove 
to it as EHG's Dopesick. (Iron 
Monkey put me more in mind of 
In the Name of Suffering, I 

Another noticeable 
difference is in the vocals. 
Iron Monkey's vocalist does 
that whole deep throated 
growly thing, but he's not 
quite as screechy as EHG's 
Mike Williams. Which I think 
is a good thing. I like Iron 
Monkey's vocals better. 

Now, I know you're 
wondering whether this is a 
review of EHG or Iron 
Monkey, but in all honesty— at 
this point, it's kind of hard to 

brutal truth 

When I first cranked Brutal 
Truth in the office to do my 
reviews, I was bombarded with 
angry outbursts from my 

I was verbally assaulted 
with things like, "What in the 
hell are they singing about?" and 
"It sounds like that S.O.B. is 
playing backwards or 
something," and let's not forget 
my personal favorite, "To sum it 
up in a word— it's noise!" 

To which I respond-'Then 
all is well within the Hallowed 
Halls of Metaldom and I don't 
have to hock my CDs to afford 
lessons in Japense Yodeling." 

Life, my friends, is a good 

Okay, I'll admit that the 
opening track, "Dementia," can 
be a bit overwhelming, yes, even 
for me. But from the second 
track onward, it's smooth 
sailing, albeit it in a hostile 
"musical massacre" kind of way. 

My favorite track on the disc 
is called "Blue World." Ya'll 
know I love groove, and this 
song has it. It's still as extreme 
as everything else on Sounds of 
the Animal Kingdom, but I find it 
to be a whole lot easier to listen 

Pretty much everything else 
on this Brutal Truth disc is the 
musical equivalent of running 
your head through the fan blades 
of an overheated semi, but I like 

If you're into extremely fast 
and heavy, look no further than 
Brutal Truth. 

No, it's even more than 
awesome-it's killer. 

No, wait, it's more than 
killer-it's super doctor killer to 
the Nth. degree. That's how 
killer it is. 

I love this disc. I want to be 
this. I am this disc. 

All of my favorite music on 
one CD, so I don't have to keep 
getting my lazy ass up to change 
discs. Dude, I'm so excited, I 
can't write straight. 

Here's what'll you'll find on 
here: Napalm Death; Cathedral; 
At The Gates; Carcass; Godflesh 
(okay, they depress me, but I'll 
let it slide); Pulkas; Misery 
Loves Co.; Ultraviolence; 
The Haunted; Entombed: 
Pitch Shifter; A.C. and Extreme 
Noise Terror. 

What else could I possibly 
say that would make this disc 
any more appealing? 

Earache (duh) 

"15 tracks for the price 
of a CD single." You 
couldnt beat a bargain like 
that with all the 3-for-l food 
stamp specials in the South! 
This is an awesome disc. 

Van Vteii «*«!. Oit On Vhool ...MckI m' 

Dan breaks from insulting masses; reviews film You can Kiss the Girls 

to relieve boredom, 

but don't expect them 

to be good actresses 

Dan Helms 
Contributing Writer 


Action, Adventure and 
Excitement. If these things 
appeal to you in a movie, then 
you might want to skip The 
Peacemaker starring George 
Clooney and Nicole Kidman. 

The plot of The Peacemaker 
is basically that the Russians 

steal 10 nuclear bombs and are 
trying to sell them. Someone 
gets away with one of the bombs 
and plans to blow up a peace 
meeting in Washington, D.C. 

George Clooney plays a 
military officer in charge of 
anti-terrorism and leads a team 
to recover the bombs. 

Nicole Kidman works in 
Washington, and gets Clooney 
involved. Kidman does not 
agree with the way Clooney 

handles his business, and 
basically she just tags along with 

The movie is a classic 
cheesy action film. In the end, 
everything ends up fine, just like 

To me, George Clooney is 
not an action star— he should 
stick to E.R. 

Nicole Kidman did a good 
job, as far as her acting went. 

There was virtually no real 

action in The Peacemaker, just a 
few minor explosions. The 
movie did not keep my attention 
for longer than two minutes at a 
time. I honestly dozed off twice. 

This is the second most 
boring movie I've ever seen, The 
Devil's Chxn being the all time 

This movie could have been 
a short feature film, but instead 
they dragged it out for an hour 
and a half. Why, I have no idea. 

Look, Yall! We even review Country! 

Sean Wood s 
Staff Writer 

St. Roch 

Though I'm not a big 
country fan, I'll try to give Radio 
Sweethearts a fair review 

Radio Sweethearts 
reminded me of that old 
depressing country music that 
some people listen to on a rainy 

It's a short but sweet CD 
(about 45 minutes long) with 
songs on the average of about 
two and half minutes each. 

New Memories isn't 
"rockin' country" (the term used 
by the now defunct Gator radio 

in New Orleans). It's more like 
that old school country music 
Hank Williams used to sing. 

The music is slow, and it 
kind of makes you sleepy. But 
I'm not saying it's boring 
because I liked all of it, even the 
slide guitar that was whining 

There are a couple of upbeat 
tunes like "Red Cadillac and A 
Black Moustache" and "A House 
of Gold" that do not make the 
album a complete downer. But 
songs like "Lonely Footsteps," 
"Out in the Darkness" and "Beer 
&Whiskey" make up the bulk of 
New Memories. 

Country music is still a 
whole different world to me, and 
I will probably never delve much 
into it, but I like what I hear from 
these guys. Check into it if you 
are interested. 



Sector II/Futurist 

Dead Fly Boy is 
a disappointment going 
for the "rap meets 
metal" thing in some of 
their songs, because 
they miss the mark 

I thought Dead 
Fly Boy were onto 
something good, but 
both the music and 
lyrics fell flat. The rap- 
ping was fake, I guess. 

You know— the kind of rapping 
they always tried to do on an 
episode of Saved by the Bell 
(okay, maybe I'm being a little 
too harsh). 

They need to get rid of the 
rapping. If they do, they would 
probably be a decent band. 

When lead singer Terry 
Kaprelian actually sings, it's 
surprisingly better. The music 
was Metallica-like, also a bit 
stale and old. 1 felt like I heard 
the music before, like maybe on 
MTV back in the late 80s. 

One thing I can't understand 
about this album is that some of 
the swear words on the lyric 
sheet are edited from the disc 
while others are left alone. 
They've got the Parental 
Advisory sticker on the cover so 
I have to question why 
that was done. Come 
on, if you got the stick- 
er, just leave all the 
cuss words in, okay? 



Shelter's Beyond 
Planet Earth is a nifty 
album. They cover a 
whole different 
spectrum of songs 
ranging from punk, 
funk, ska, alternative 
and even rap a la "rage 

against the machine." 

Shelter makes each song fit 
together nicely. The punk songs 
like "Rejuvenate" weren't 
hard-core like Rancid, but it still 
rocked. Shelter was able to keep 
up the energy level up for each 

Lead singer Ray Cappo's 
voice reminds me a little of 
Perry Ferrell from Porno for 
Pyros. Cappo writes all of the 
lyrics and about six of the 13 
dirges [Webster's: any slow 
solemn and mournful piece of 
music-A&E Ed.] for the album 
while guitarist Porcell composed 
the rest. They did a good job 
and each song is a treat to hear. 

I recommend a purchase or 
at least an audition of Shelter. 
You won't be disappointed. 

Claire Funderburk 
Contributing Writer 


If you like suspenseful 
movies that keep you interested 
until the very end, then Kiss the 
Girls starring Ashley Judd and 
Morgan Freeman is a good 
choice. This movie does a 
superb job of keeping the 
viewer interested. 

I wouldn't urge anyone to 
rush over to the theater to see 
this, but if you're bored, then 
Kiss the Girls will at least give 
you something to do for a 
couple of hours. 

I became absorbed in the 
opening credits as the killer, 
who calls himself Casanova, 
begins explaining what he does 
to his victims. About half way 
through, I was still transfixed 
as I watched Judd escape from 
an underground prison where 
Casanova keeps pretty girls 
locked up for his personal plea- 

The movie does a good job 
of keeping Casanova's identity 
hidden until the end. Also, the 
director focused on the same 
four or five main characters 
who might possibly turn out to 
be the killer. So, when you 
finally learn Casanova's true 
identity, you won't find your- 
self asking, "Where did this 
person come from'?'" 

The director keeps the 
spooky effect throughout with 
good scary music and lighting. 
And the abundance of suspense 
keeps the movie rolling along 
in places where the plot drags. 

Fortunately, the suspense 
and action also divert your 
attention away from the bad 
acting in this film. Morgan 
Freeman could have done 
much better in his role as the 
forensic psychologist/detective 
whose niece has been 
kidnapped by the killer. 

Judd is too extreme in her 
portrayal of a tough kick- box- 
ing doctor whom the killer 
adores. Her wailing and 
sobbing were just too much. 

One minute, Judd suffers 
from post traumatic stress 
disorder [Shell Shock] and is 
unable to talk with police. The 
next minute, she's trying to tag 
along on a stakeout to find the 
killer because she's the only 
one who can stop him. 

Of course, Freeman lets 
Judd come along while he 
hunts for the killer in the 
woods. Even though you know 
that's the stupidest thing 
Freeman could have done, the 
director somehow pulls it off 
with some scary chase scenes 
through the forest. 

If you can stand the acting. 
Kiss the Girls is overall a good 
thriller movie that should 
satisfy your urge for suspense. 


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For instance, this past week. We had a lot of fun at the home- 
coming festivities, did you? 

First, we would like to comment on lip sync. It was great. 
The Student Activities Board did a great job of getting students 
to participate. The acts were fun to watch and everyone had a 
good time. 

The banner contest was good, not only because the Current 
Sauce took first place in the organization category, but because 
we had a lot of fun doing it. (go us!!!) There were some really 
great banners in the Student Union all week and everyone got to 
enjoy them. Everyone who participated should be proud. 

The IM Half - Nighter was a lot of fun too. We personally 
enjoyed the free food and also the company. The games really 

'We threw out free CDs 
and even got to use a ban- 
ner sent to us by SPAM!" 

helped the students bond with each other and have a good time. 

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We threw out free CDs and even got to use a banner sent to 
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It's your life, live it my way 

Danny Helms 

1 am tired of hearing the 
complaints that there is nothing 
to do at NSU. There are a lot of 
things that go on here, you may 
just choose not to look into the 
events happening around cam- 

The Student Activities 
Board (SAB) works hard plan- 

ning events, they have weekly 
movies, special events such as 
Laser Tag,, Bungiee Racing,, Big 
Glove Boxing, concerts and sup- 
port pep-rallies, just to name a 

The problem lies with the 
students. Most of you go to class 
during the week and have noth- 

ing to do, because you do not 
take the time to pick up a Current 
Sauce and look at the Campus 
Connections, or call the SAB 
office and ask about the weekly 

Almost all of you are wor- 
ried about the weekend, and how 
fast you can get home. Part of 
being in college is to learn to be 
independent, and if you're here 
on a Saturday you can tell people 
can't stand to be away from their 
Mamas. It is all right to go home 
and visit , but not every weekend. 

Support your school and get 
involved. Have school pride, 
support Demon athletic pro- 
grams. There are plenty of things 

Brent Redman $7 

you can get involved with here at 

The Current Sauce needs 
writers, NSU 22 needs help, 
KNWD will be glad to let you be 
a DJ, the theater department has 
plays you can try out for, you can 
get on S.G.A. or S.A.B. 

Being on any of these orga- 
nizations can make your time at 
NSU more enjoyable, and NSU a 
better place. 

I personally feel that if you 
are not involved in solving the 
so-called problem at NSU, then 
you are part of the problem. 
Remember actions speak louder 
than words. 

The Residential Scoop; thoughts of doormdwellers 

Here's the scoop. A resident 
asks: What am I supposed to do 
when my suite-mates are being 
too loud? 

The answer: tell your R.A. 

The problem: my R A. is in 
the room making noise with 

This is a very important 
issue. Resident Assistants are in 
the residence halls to serve as a 
liaison between the students and 
the housing department. It is 
very important that a relation- 

ship of trust and comfort exists 
-between R.A.'s and the resi- 
dents on their specific hall. 

If a conflict develops 
between an RA. and a resident, 
then the ideal outcome would be 
communication. Often a lack of 
communication serves as a bar- 
rier and prevents the establish- 
ment of respect and trust. 

However, if a resident truly 
believes that an RA is unethical 
and not doing their job, then 
there are steps that can be taken. 

In the residence halls there 
is a specific chain of command. 
When a problem arises and a 
student feels uncomfortable con- 
fiding in their R.A. or the resi- 
dent feels that the R.A. is a part 
of the problem, then the resident 
should contact their lead R.A. 

If the problem remains 
unresolved, then contact a senior 
R.A. You should know your lead 
and senior R.A. If you do not 
know how to contact them in 
case of a problem , then call the 

front desk for that information. 

When all else fails, notify 
the house director. If you are 
unsatisfied with the steps taken 
to correct the situation, then you 
may contact Christine Butler, 
coordinator of residential ser- 
vices in 100 Student Union. 

In order to ensure that the 
housing department is meeting 
the needs of the students, resi- 
dents must report concerns., 
Only then can adjustments be 

The campus according to Casey 

Casey Shannon 

I am always amazed at how 
things change with the seasons. 
I imagine that these changes are 
more extreme in the college cli- 

Oh, how we love to turn our 

worlds inside out if only to 

make sure everyone is paying 
attention. Try as I might, I can 
find no wrong with this consis- 
tent changing. 

As is the case much of the 
time, I believe this to be a pre- 
programmed function of the 
human essence. Change cleans- 
es and reminds us just how pre- 

cious what we have really is. 

Look around you. A cold 
day in Louisiana changes every- 
thing. People begin to gain fash- 
ion points that once seemed well 
out of their league. 

The loneliest of souls find 
someone to fill that bottomless 
hole in their heart. Even that 
guy, who seems to have it all 
together, begins to untangle the 
twisted knots in his life that did 
not seem important in the sum- 
mer sun. 

Recently, I visited with 
some close friends who are hav- 

ing tough run of it and dealing 
with some rather drastic changes 
themselves. We laughed and 
remembered and left things 
unsaid that did not need to be 

I am also amazed at how 
human nature deals with the 
most dramatic of situations. The 
way true emotion poke;: its head 
out for a few minutes and every- 
thing is made vivid. 

I think this is why so many 

people embrace instability foe 

those beautiful, real moments 
that never hang around long 
enough to be of any significance 
to anyone else. 

Listen to the 

predictions this is what every- 
one is trying to say these days. A 
new generation is standing in the 
middle of a lonely rink with the 

entire world watching anxious 

to give us a clever name and pre- 

dict how we will bring about the 
end. Something seems to sepa- 
rate this generation from the rest. 
There seems to be no attempt to 
run from what we do not under- 
stand. We stand in that rink, and 
take our blows. Some 

fall some don't. 

And, when the season 
changes again, what will we see 
when we look back. I believe 
we will see the most resilient 
group of tattered souls 
yet... strengthened by every sin- 
gle quirky mishap life had to 

Do not fear the change and 
never attempt to tame it. If there 
is one thing that we can learn 
from seasons past, it is that we 
can never be in the driver's seat. 
Live life to the fullest, but do not 
attempt to control it. Live delib- 
erately and leave it there. 

etter to the editor 

To Whom it May Concern: 

I am writing in response to the very small minded and uninformed article about NSU Channel 22 by Dan Helms. While I acknowl- 
edge the fact that Mr. Helms certainly is entitled to his own views I am disgusted by his mindless generalizations of people. He states 
that he knows no one who likes opera, ballet , and "the other theatrical crap" that is shown on NSU 22. Obviously he does not 
associate himself a broad spectrum of students. 

The fact is, the Creative and Performing arts department at NSU is one of the largest departments at NSU. The mere fact that the 
marching band is made up of about 300 players; that there well over 100 people in choir; NSU has a full sized symphony orchestra 
and a large jazz band, clearly says something: many people love and care about the arts!!!!! Many of those same people enjoy NSU 
22!! Let us not forget the theater department which have many people. So it is clear that there is a major love of the arts here at NSU. 

Mr. Helms is also wrong by referring to ballet as "guy's jumping around like fairies", that comment was extremely uncalled for 
and furthers a very sad stereotype that alfmen who dance ballet are homosexuals. In the end his article advocates replacing NSU with 
sports (cable is relatively cheap, there is ESPN for sports), as well as broadcasts of plays put on by the theater department and shows 
that would be "centered around the degree fields" of the school. NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE "LEARNING CHANNEL" TO 
ME. So in the end he wishes to create what he doesn't want — a "boring" TV channel. 

In conclusion I think that it is so very sad that this insulting and idiotic commentary was even published. Mr. Helms, by all means 
express your views but don't generalize those us who are artists and musicians! 

John Alexander Reves 


page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 21, 1997 

Offense shines in 31-3 tanning of SWT 

Kris C o llinsworth 
staff writer 

One thing stayed on the 
mind and hearts of the 
Northwestern State football team 
after losing 50-7 to McNeese a 
week ago : redemption. 

The Demons achieved it 
Saturday as they mauled the 
Southwest Texas State Bobcats 
31-3 in Southland Conference 
football action. 

The Demons move to 3-3 
overall and 2-1 in conference. 
Southwest Texas falls to 3-3 
overall and 1 -2 in conference. 

Northwestern's Warren 
Patterson riddled the Bobcats, 

completing 10 of 15 passes for 
223 yards and three touchdowns. 
Demon sophomore wide receiver 
Chris Pritchett became the target 
of choice for Patterson, catching 
four balls for 131 yards. 
Pritchett tied Mark Duper, Al 
Phillips, and Johnnie Emmons 
for the school record for most 
touchdown receptions in a single 
game with three. 

"We really wanted to come 
out and redeem ourselves so we 
could remain a play-off con- 
tender, said Pritchett. "I think 
this game gave us our confidence 

Northwestern's defense held 
the Bobcats to a school-record 67 

yards total offense, besting the 
record set during the 1 99 1 season 
where Stephen F. Austin man- 
aged only 70 yards. The Demons 
also tied the record for fewest 
first downs allowed, set during 
1990 and 1991 season against 
Stephen F. Austin, with four. 

"The whole week we 
preached that we've got to beat 
these guys," said senior defen- 
sive back Tony Joe Maranto. "If 
we lose a game we were out of 
the conference race and if we 
won we would be right in the 
thick of it. This win tastes pretty 
good in my mouth." 

Northwestern lit the score- 

Warren Patterson scrambles out of the pocket to avoid the 
Bobcat rush. Patterson threw for 3 TDs and 223 yards Saturday 

Golf team playing rough 

board up 3-0 with a Eric Collins 
32-yard field goal in the closing 
seconds of the first quarter. 

With 8:06 left in the second, 
Pritchett caught his first pass 
thrown by Patterson for 76 yards 
and made it 10-0. 

"I connected with the defen- 
sive back which gave me enough 
room," said Pritchett. "After I 
caught the ball, it was a footrace 
from then on." 

The Demons sent the score 
soaring to 17-0 with 5:06 left in 
the first half when Patterson con- 
nected with a pass for 21 yards to 
Pritchett in the left-corner of the 

Northwestern's Jermaine 
Jones nullified any chance of 
Southwest scoring before the end 
of the first half with an intercep- 
tion at the Bobcat 42 with 24 sec- 
onds remaining. 

The Demons started the sec- 
ond half off rocky, recovering a 
fumble on the kickoff and losing 
it a play later. 

The Bobcats used the 
momentum to their advantage 
and threatened to score but Jones 
got his second interception of the 
day and sealed off the Bobcats 
chance to score with a beautiful 
pick in the end zone. 

During the next drive, 
Patterson hit Pritchett for 22 
yards, the third touchdown con- 
nection of the day between the 
two, bringing the score to 23-0. 

The Bobcats livened up in 
the fourth quarter scoring on a 
31 -yard field goal by Ross 
Doctoroff to put them on the 
board 23-3. 

Patterson, who had already 
thrown for three touchdowns, 
clinched the game with a one- 

Terry Kilg ore 
staff writer 

The Northwestern State golf 
team had a rather unimpressive 
showing at the KSL Fairways 
Collegiate golf tournament held 
at the Tiger Point Golf and 
Country Club last weekend in 
Gulf Breeze, Florida. 

NSU's final round score of 
327 was its highest 1 8- hole total 
in two fall tournaments and nine 
shots higher than Monday's 
score of 318. NSU finished the 
three-day tournament in 10th 
place, tied with Centenary at 

First-year head coach Eric 
Rasper was not very pleased 
with his team's play. "They did 
not play as well as we would 
have liked," Kasper said. "They 
hit the ball good but they need 
some work on the short game." 

Magnus Akerstrom's tally of 
80 paced the Demon squad in 

Tuesday's final round. It marked 
the second consecutive day that 
Akerstrom posted the low mark 
for the Demons. He finished 
with a total of 238, which was 
good for 34th place in the tour- 

Although disappointed with 
the results provided by his team, 
Kasper still seemed optimistic. 
"We had inconsistencies 
throughout," Kasper said. 
"Nobody did as good as we had 
expected, but we do feel like we 
are going to get better. We are 
going up to Ruston this week- 
end." NSU heads to Louisiana 
Tech for the Louisiana Tech 
Invitational this weekend. 

Final round scores were 
noticeably higher throughout the 
field, with only two of the twelve 
teams posting better rounds 
Tuesday than the previous two 
days. Increased winds and ques- 
tionable greens were causes of 
the higher scores. "It was much 

windier on Tuesday than the first 
two days," Kasper said. "Overall 
the course was very playable but 
the greens were a little shaky, a 
little bit slow." 

Winning the tournament 
with a score of 300-982 was 
Valdosta State. James Madison 
was next at 912 followed by 
Florida State with a score of 9 1 6. 
The host school, West Florida, 
was well represented by Orjan 
Larsen as he took medalist hon- 
ors with a 1 -under mark of 215. 

Paul Cullen was the next 
highest Demon, finishing with a 
final round 81 that put him in 
37th place. Blair Bockhaus, who 
opened the tournament with an 
impressive 75, could not keep up 
that pace and finished with an 86 
and a 241 total. Jesse Mancuso 
was next for NSU at 82-243 and 
Beau Bockhaus rounded out the 
Demon effort with scores of 84- 

No. 12 never to be worn again 

Kris Collinsworth 
staff writer 

Bobby Hebert took his place 
amongst the greatest 
Northwestern football players, 
having his jersey retired during 
halftime of the homecoming 
game against Southvvest Texas 

Hebert got his start at South 
Lafourche High, a class 4-A 
school. During the 1977 season 
Hebert led his high school to a 
state championship and the eyes 
of the man that recruited him, 
coach Herbie Smith. 

During his years at 
Northwestern, former head 
coach A.L. Williams said Hebert 
had to tone down his Cajun a bit 
so the team could understand 
him in the huddle. During the 
1980 season, he set the single- 
season passing yardage record 
with 1,828 yards. Those stats 
were rather distinguished, being 

that Joe Delaney ran for 1,110 
yards during the same season. 

"I think that this is the great- 
est honor Bobby could have," 
said Williams. 

During his years at 
Northwestern, Hebert broke the 
single-game and total offense 
records. He completed 18 of 30 
for 364 yards against Texas- 
Arlington on Sept. 13, 1980. He 
added 101 yards rushing to that 
game, giving him 465 yards of 
total offense. He also met his 
wife, Teresa, a former cheer- 
leader, and were married during 
their years in school. With four 
children, the Heberts have taken 
on such causes like child welfare 
and good parenting. 

"It was your basic fairy-tale 
romance," said Hebert. 

Hebert, while pursuing a 
professional football career, 
knew what was important and 
came back to finish his under- 

yard leap for a score at the 6:20 
mark in the fourth. Maranto 
added a two-point conversion to 
close the scoring and give the 
Demons the 31-3 edge. 

"Those kind of defensive 
stats against a Southwest Texas 
team that is leading the confer- 
ence and averaging 394 yards per 

game is pretty amazing stuff." 
said Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin. "The defense totally 
demolished them and that made 
it easy for the rest of the team. 
Our quickness is really accentu- 
ated on the turf and I think play- 
ing at home they really reach 
another level." 

NSU Men's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

NSU Women's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

Chris Pritchett. Football 

The sophomore 
receiver tied a school 
record with three touch- 
down receptions and 
31 yards receiving this 
week, improving the 
Demons' conference 
record to 2-1 . 

Upcoming Home 
October 25 6 p.m. 

Northwestern State 

Athletic Department 

Shannon Day. Soccer 

The freshman mid 
fielder scored NSU's only 
goal against Centenary 
on Wednesday. Day's 
goal was her first of the 
season and brought the 
Demon's to only a one 
goal deficit at halftime 
Upcoming Home 
October 22 3 p.m. 
vs Stephen F. Austin 

Northwestern State 

Athletic Department 

tetter Pizza. 

graduate degree. During that 
time, he served as a volunteer 
assistant coach for head coach 
Sam Goodwin. 

After winning the United 
State Football League 
Championships in 1985, Hebert 
joined the New Orleans Saints. 
During his seven seasons with 
the Saints, he won 65 percent of 
his 75 starts. He currently is 
ranked as the club's most suc- 
cessful quarterback. 

After 14 years of pro foot- 
ball, Hebert threw for 33,735 
yards and 218 touchdown passes. 
He ranks as the ninth-most accu- 
rate passer. 

"When you are starting off, 
this is one of those things you 
never think of," said Hebert. "It 
feels great after the sweat and 
tears that went into this. 
Northwestern State is the best 
thing that has ever happened to 

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Vol. 86. No. 10, 10 pages 

Natchitoches. Louisiana 

Tuesday. October 14. 1997 

New wellness center or renovation of IM; decision to be made by students 

David Baker 
contributing writer 

Alicia Thomas's main goal 
this year as SGA president was 
to pass a student assessment fee 
to fund a $7-$ 10 million campus 
recreation facility/wellness cen- 
ter, but the uni.ersity has other 

Northwestern officials want 
to renovate the existing 
Intramural Building. 

Students, in the end, will get 
to vote on what they want: reno- 
vation or a new facility. 

According to Thomas, the 
proposed center would have four 
multi-purpose courts that could 

be used for basketball, volleyball 
or badminton. It would also 
include an indoor jogging track, 
and a multi-purpose room for 
aerobics, gymnastics, martial 
arts and other purposes. 

A mental health center with 
counselors would also be provid- 
ed along with a rehabilitation 

The proposed facility would 
also include a food court and 
would be surrounded by lighted 
athletic fields, allowing intra- 
mural and other competitions to 
take place at night. 

"This recreation 
facility/wellness center could 
propel Northwestern into the 


21st century and could ensure facility. The students would see 

sooner results. 

that the university continues to 

grow and attract new , 

students." Thomas 

That was the 
SGA's plan, but the 
university wants to 
renovate and add new 
construction to the 
existing IM building. 

Dr. Randall 
Webb, president of the 
University, feels that 
the existing facility 
can be transformed 
into what the students 
want at almost half 

the price of constructing a new state did when 


"We should be 
wise stuards of 
what is available 
to us at 
Dr. Webb said. 

After touring 
another universi- 
ty last year, 
Thomas believes 
renovation of the 
current IM is not 
a feasible option. 

"We looked at 
what another uni- 
versity in the 
they renovated an 

old intramural building." 
Thomas said. ""The students 
were not happy with the results. 
We feel we should go all the way 
with this project and build the 
best facility we can." 

Last week, at the Board of 
Regents meetings, the University 
presented the campus improve- 
ment plan, including the renova- 
tion of the existing IM building. 
These were public hearings on 
college and university budget 
and capital outlay. 

Thomas claims she was not 
notified of these meetings and 
doesn't quite understand why 
they would make a presentation 
without talking to the SGA. 

"I feel like I'm being left in 
the dark," Thomas said. 

Dr. Webb states the pro- 
posed plan of renovating the 
existing IM was to just get the 
plan into motion and into the 
capital outlay. 

If the Regents find the stu- 
dent assessment fee appropriate, 
Webb states that students will 
then get to vote on whether they 
want the funds going to the reno- 
vation of the existing IM or the 
construction of a new one. 

Webb wants all facts pre- 
sented clearly to the students 
before they vote and states that it 
is ultimately up to the students 
on whether they want to renovate 

The quote in last week's Current Sauce by Greek adviser Reatha Cox, 'The university and 
Greek council place no other stringent policy that what their nationals say" should have read "The 
University and Greek council place no other stringent policy than what their national organiza- 
tions say." The Current Sauce apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

University Police warn students to 
watch out for unauthorized solicitation 



I Governor Murphy J. "Mike" Foster was the keynote speaker at 
! dedication ceremonies for the newly-renovated Russell Hall, 
| Wednesday. Foster said Russell Hall, the College of Business 
land the work done by the University's Small Business 
| Development Center "fits right in" with the plans he has for 
| the state. Russell Hall has undergone a $3 million renovation 
I project that completely refurbished the building which 
opened in 1937 and was Northwestern s library for many years. 

Tatum L. Dutile 

"Students beware" is 
more or less the warning being 
proclaimed by the University 

According to 
University Police Det. Sgt. 
Doug Prescott, some students 
have found themselves victims 
of a magazine scam. 

New River 
Subscription Service, the com- 
pany the alleged scam artists 
work for, is located in 
Christiansburg, Va. 

But according to Prescott, the 
company seems to be legiti- 
mately operating. 

"The company itself 
appears to be legitimate," 
Prescott said. 

The company is regis- 
tered with the Better Business 

The problem is not 
with the company itself, but 

rather with some of the work- 

"The problem is that 
the company has some sales- 
person, male and female, who 
are doing some misrepresenta- 
tion of themselves," Prescott 

Some of the stories 
used by these alleged scam 
artists include being a member 
of the Olympic soccer team, 
earning points for a trip or that 
their sales job is how they paid 
for college. 

According to Prescott, 
the University Police encour- 
age students not to buy any- 
thing unless the person selling 
properly identifies themselves, 
gives receipts with legitimate 
phone numbers and is autho- 
rized to sell on campus by the 
vice president for student 

Prescott said that a 
good rule of thumbs is that 
books, magazines and candy 

are probably unauthorized. 

Prescott also pointed 
out that there is a city ordinance 
that forbids door-to- door sales 
without a permit. 

This situation surfaced 
when an alleged scam artist got 
into a verbal confrontation with 
a student at Varnado. 

The alleged scam artist 
was not named because the 
University Police did not arrest 

He did, according to 
Prescott, have a 26 page crimi- 
nal history and had been arrest- 
ed on several different charges 
including larceny, several sexu- 
al offenses and assault. 

Any student who has 
been a victim of a scam involv- 
ing the New River Subscription 
Service can call 1-800-435- 
3747 and speak with Terry 
Ethridge for information on 
getting their money returned. 

Students 'do something good' for 
National Make a Difference Day 

Kevin Brough 
staff writer 

Members of several cam- 
pus organizations will volun- 
teer their time and effort on 
October 23. to participate in the 
largest national day set aside 
for neighbors to help neigh- 
bors, "National Make A 
Difference Day." 

"National Make A 
Difference Day' is set aside as a 

Showtime at the Apollo; can goods help needy 

needy families." 

This year's Apollo included 
four regular acts and two Apollo 
kids acts. Members of the soror- 
ity also participated in the show 
non-competitively in two sepa- 
rate acts. 

Jones went on to explain 

allowed to "boo" a person's act 
if they feel it lacks talent. If a 
contestant is booed, the "sand- 
man" comes to literally drag 
them off the stage in the middle 
of their performance. 

"I think that the show is 
such a success because a lot of 

Nakia Bodley 
=. contributing writer 

Over 62 years ago, an 
African American tradition 
tegan on a tiny stage in Harlem, 
New York. More than a half cen- 
tury later, Zeta Phi Beta's Xi 
Epsilon chapter is continuing 
that tradition and helping needy 
families in the Natchitoches 

Showtime at the Apollo, 
^eta Style, a replica of the talent 
Variety showcase originating 
J?m the legendary Apollo 

SS^StSS. area and raise money for our Greek 

Ce ssful fund-raisers that the 
sorority hosts. 

» Admission to the event was 
3 or $2 and a can good. 
, "We sponsor this activity 
psically to do a can food drive 
°r families who are less fortu- 
ne in the Natchitoches area 
n d raise money for our Greek 
' e P show in December," Felicia 
°ne.s, treasurer and co-organiz- 
^ °f the event said. "We give all 

'We sponsor this activity basically to 
do a can food drive for families who 
are less fortunate in the Natchitoches 

step show in December," 

Felicia Jones 
treasurer and co-organizer 

can goods that we collect to 
° U P kitchens or directly to the 

that through the years the event 
has grown in popularity because 
many people enjoy the high 
level of involvement that is 
expected from the audience. 
Audience members are 

people just like to boo the com- 
petitors," Jones added. "Many 
people do, however, come out to 
support their friends and it is 
something that they can do with- 
out having to leave campus." 

Audience members got 
involved in the event and said 
that the atmosphere resembled 
the original Apollo Theater. 

"Showtime at the Apollo 
was very interesting," Terrence 
Daniels, a theater major said. "It 
felt just like you were at the real 
Apollo Theater because you got 
to boo and cheer the acts." 

Those who attended the 
Apollo not only enjoyed the 
show, but noted they liked that 
Zeta Phi Beta was helping a 
worthy cause. 

"I had a lot of fun at the 
Apollo and most of the acts were 
really good," Kendrick White, a 
sophomore business major said. 
"It was also a good cause that 
the community was able to ben- 
efit from." 

Showtime at the Apollo was 
one of Zeta Phi Beta's commu- 
nity service projects this month. 

Their next event, the Gospel 
Explosion, will also be a can 
food drive. This event will be 
held in November and admis- 
sion will be one can food that 
will help those in need during 

day for national volunteerism 
and a day to get residents 
involved in the well-being of 
their community." said Alicia 
Thomas, Student Government 
Association President. 

According to the home- 
page of USA Weekend, the 
founders of the program. 
"National Make A Difference 
Day" is an annual event that 

takes place 

on the 
Saturday of 



'The theme for this 
years National Make 
A Difference Day is 


the purpose 
of "National 
Make a 
Day" is for 
ties to vol- 
unteer on 
that day to 
thousands of projects in hun- 
dreds of towns while helping 
millions of people. 

The program is currently 
in its seventh year. 

The idea for "National 
Make A Difference Day" came 
about when the editors of USA 
Weekend wanted to do some- 
thing with the extra day in the 
1992 calendar. 

"Our editors were trying to 
figure out what to do with "the 
extra day in the leap year, 
1992," said Miranda Walker, 
spokesperson for USA 
Weekend and 

"National Make a 
Difference Day". "They came 
up with the idea to ask people 
to go out and do something 

good then write in and tell them 
about it. The response was so 
good that they decided to hold 
it again that October and decid- 
ed to do it once a year." 

In the first year, 56,000 
Americans participated in the 

Since then, approximately 
3 million Americans have par- 
ticipated in this event, with 
1,042,067 vol- 
unteers helping 
in 1996. 
This will be 
first year to par- 
ticipate in the 

e ' r Children Make the event 

Difference/ We are 
trying to gear the 
activities around chil- 

Alicia Thomas 
SGA president 

Theta. Phi Mu, 
Sigma, Circle 
Scholars College 
the Anthropological 

According to 
Thomas, 14 
clubs and orga- 
n i z a t i o n s , 
including the 
Association, the 
Board, the 
Athletics Advisory 
the Black Student 
Delta Sigma 
Sigma Sigma 
K, College 
Club GEO, 

and the Native American 
Student Association will spon- 
sor activities for the project. 

"We have allowed the 
organizations to decide what 
activities they want to spon- 
sor," Thomas said. 

Campus activities for 
"National Make A Difference 
Day" will begin at 8 

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College Republicans 

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

The lauies of DST will sponsor a "Salute to 
the Old School" step show Oct. 1 7 at 7 p.m. in 
the Student Union Ballroom. Those persons 
who pledged their respective black Greek 
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90's will be the focus of the show. Tickets are 
$3,50 for Greeks and $4 for non-Greeks. 
Please contact your fellow sorority sisters and 
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Remember that the yearbook picture will be 
taken at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Student 
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Phi Mu Fraternity 

Hey Ladies! Congratulations to our October 
Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Betty Howell. 
Our Ladies of the Week are Heather Ragsdale 
and Courtney Parker. The baseball exchange 
will be Thursday. Don't forget about Parent's 
Day Sunday at noon. Bible Study will be 
Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Study Hall will be in 
320 Student Union Monday and Wednesday 
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from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Greek Study Hall 
will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday 
through Wednesday in 313 Student Union. 
Congratulations to our flag football team for 
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remember Phi Mu loves you! 

Public Affairs Association 

We meet every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in 316 
Student Union. All students and faculty are 
invited to attend. 

R.A. interest meeting 

Want to be an R.A.? This is just what you've 
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what it takes to be an R.A. and how you can 
become one! Come to the meeting in the 
Cane River Room of the Student Union 
Tuesday Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. We'll see you 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

It's homecoming week Sigmas. 
Congratulations to our awesome homecom- 
ing court and Alyson Courtney as homecom- 
ing queen. We are so very proud of all of you. 
Another congratulations to Celeste Emmons, 
our new Miss NSU. You are awesome 
Celeste. The homecoming parade will be 
Thursday. There will be a new member con- 
ference Tuesday. Don't forget about the 
Greek Week meeting Thursday. We need all 
our Sigma spirit at the pep rally Friday. 
BYOB was a great success. Thanks for the 
help Sigmas. Everyone needs to really get 
pumped up this week. Don't forget about our 
homecoming float. We're going to need your 
help. Make this week a great one! 

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USA Today conducts annual search 
for 'nation s best college students' 

USA TODAY, in coopera- 
tion with four higher education 
associations, is beginning its 
annual search for the nation's 
best college students. Sixty of 
them will be named to our 1 
998AII-USA Academic Team. 

We use the word "team" to 
draw a parallel to athletic honors 
and to send a message that acad- 
emic skills deserve at least equal 
recognition to scoring touch- 
downs and sinking jump shots. 

The recognition, however, 
will be more than equal. The stu- 
dents selected to our first, second 
and third teams will be featured 
in a special section of our news- 

The 20 first team members 
will be invited to receive their 
awards at a ceremony in 
Washington, D.C, on Friday, 
February 13. 

Each of the first team mem- 
bers will receive a $2,500 cash 

Any full-time undergraduate 

of a four-year institution in the 
United States or its territories is 
eligible. U.S. citizenship is not 
required. A full-time undergrad- 
uate is one carrying at least 12 
credits in pursuit of an under- 
graduate degree or one who 
anticipates earning an under- 
graduate degree at the end of the 
current academic term. 

Criteria for the team were 
developed in consultation with 
our co-sponsors, the National 
Association of Independent 
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(NAICU), the National 
Association of State Universities 
and Land-Grant Colleges 
(NASULGC), the American 
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Teacher Education (MCTE) and 
the Council for Advancement 
and Support of Education 

Winners will be selected by 
a panel of educators, chosen in 
cooperation with our co-spon- 

The criteria are designed to 
find students who excel not only 
in scholarship but in leadership 
roles on and off campus. 

The key element, to be given 
most weight by the judges, will 
be a student's outstanding origi- 
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The judges will be influ- 
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student's ability to describe the 
effort in writing, supplemented 
by recommendations from the 
nominating professor and up to 
three other persons of the nomi- 
nee's choice. 

Please call Carol Skalski at 
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National, continued 

a.m. with a campus-wide clean- 
up sponsored by Club GEO, dur- 
ing which trees and flowers will 
be planted around campus. 

In addition, the Student 
Athletic Advisory Council will 
paint the backfield wall for the 
Lady Demon Softball team. 

"The theme for this year's 
National Make A Difference Day 
is 'Children Make the 

Difference,'" Thomas said. "We 
are trying to gear the activities 
around children." 

Some of the activities 
planned for the children include 
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Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., kites 
and cookies sponsored by Phi 
Mu Fraternity and various activi- 
ties sponsored by the Student 
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Registration will begin at 9 
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activities run from at 10 a.m. 
until 3 p.m. 

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SGA senators, Mr. and Miss NSU and the homecoming court were recently elected 

Tatum L. Dutile 

After some problems, stu- 
dents have elected this year's 
Student Government Association 
senators, Mr. NSU, Miss NSU 
and the homecoming court. 

According to SGA Vice 
President Luke Dowden, senior 
class senators are Richard Long 
and David Camburn, the junior 
class senator is Marcus King, 
sophomore class senators are 
Angelique Duhon and Amy 
Hamm, the freshman 
class senators are 
Darla Wheeler and 
Brooke Branagan. 

The election for 
freshman class sena- 
tor posed some prob- 
lems for the SGA. 

According to 
Dowden, there was a 
problem with the 
vote count. 

"The way we 
run the election there 
is a double check 
Dowden said. "A person has to 
sign their name to prove they 
voted. Being ethical to the fresh- 
men the election board decided 
to hold the election again even 
though there were a few discrep- 
ancies last week. The winners are 
Darla Wheeler and Brook 

According to Dowden, the 
election board heard cases about 
contested Mr. NSU, Miss NSU 
and the homecoming court last 
Monday and decided to uphold 
the primary election results. 

" The reason the results for 
Mr. NSU were not released was 
because we felt that the election 
board needed to investigate the 
situation and make both parties 
aware that they'd have the 
opportunity to present their 
iases," Dowden said. 

An appeal was made on the 

election board's ruling on the 
Miss NSU and homecoming 
elections last Tuesday. 

On the contested election of 
Miss NSU, the contest was 
rejected during the Oct. 6 hear- 
ing due to section 4.1.1 of the 
election code, which states that 
any student who wishes to report 
an alleged violation of the elec- 
tion code must do so by filing a 
written account with the SGA 
vice president, SGA commis- 
sioner of elections and vice pres- 
ident for student affairs within 

'We did not rerun the elec- 
tion, we held a run-off elec- 
tion for Mr. and Miss NSU " 

Luke Dowden 
SGA vice president 


one class day of the occurrence 
of the alleged violation. 

Because of section 4.1.1, the 
results from the general election 
would stand. However, an appeal 
was made of the election com- 
mittee's ruling on the Miss NSU 
and homecoming court contested 

A Northwestern Student 
Supreme Court hearing was set 
for Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Both 
parties involved were made 
aware of it. An hour before the 
meeting, the appeal was with- 

Run-off elections for Mr. 
and Miss NSU proceeded on 
Oct. 8 and 9. 

Elected to serve in these 
honor positions were, Mr. NSU, 
A.J. Kennedy and Miss NSU, 
Celeste Emmons. 

Students elected to represent 
the University as the homecom- 

ing court include Alyson 
Courtney, Tammy 
Bordelon, Susan 
Bramlett, Francina 
Hollingsworth, Debra 
Lee, Shawntell Lewis. 
Tara Lewis, Karen 
Schexnaydre. Emily 
Tracy and Theresa 

Dowden noted that 
the election board 
responded to the contest- 
ed elections with a sense 
of urgency, so they 

would not 

violate arti- 
cle 5, sec- 
tion 3.6 of 
the election 
code which 
states "If 
no candi- 
d a t e 
receives a 
majority [a 
majority is 

defined as 

50 percent of votes cast 
plus one vote] a runoff 
election will be held one 
week following the gen- 
eral election." 

"We did not rerun 
the election, we held a 
run-off election for Mr. 
and Miss NSU," 
Dowden said. 

Monday night, SGA 
senators Lucas Shaw 
and Todd Wallace spon- 
sored a bill amending 
article 5, section 2.1 of 
the election code to include sub- 
section 2.1.7 requiring candi- 
dates for any SGA executive 
office, senate position or honor 
position to attend a mandatory 
meeting prior to the election. 
This meeting would cover all 
election code rules and candidate 

This years homecoming court includes, in random order, Alyson 
Courtney, Tammy Bordelon, Susan Bramlett, Francina 
Hollingsworth, Deora Lee, Shawntell Lewis, Tara Lewis, Karen 
Schexnaydre, Emily Tracy and Theresa Yousey. 

tors because of their initiative in 
correcting the discrepancy in our 
bylaws," Dowden said. "It is not 
stated in our bylaws that we are 
responsible for the candidates' 
actions; however, realizing there 
was some confusion, we are now 
assuming the responsibility of 
rnaking candidates and students 
"I have to applaud our sena- ' aware of proper election proce- 

dures to follow during all student 
run elections." 

Dowden also said that elec- 
tions were fair and accurate. 
"Our election committee did an 
excellent job in effectively han- 
dling problems with this year's 
elections by using integrity and 
making unbiased decisions 
involving the contested election 

issues," Dowden said. 

According to Dowden, 
copies of the SGA constitution 
and bylaws can be obtained in 
222 Student Union. 

Dowden encourages stu- 
dents to get involved. The SGA 
has meetings at 7 p.m. on 
Monday nights in 221 Student 

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Syndicated columnist and 
commentator Robert Novak will 
speak at 10 a.m., Nov. 5 in the 
A.A. Fredericks Auditorium as a 
part of the Distinguished 
Lecture Series. 

Novak is a commentator 
for CNN. where he co-hosts 
the "Evans and Novak" 
interview program, and 
appears as co-executive pro- 
ducer of CNN's political 
discussion, "Capital Gang." 

He is also an occasional 
co-host on CNN's 
"Crossfire" program and 
often appears as an inter- 
viewer on NBC's Meet the 

In 1963, Novak and 
Rowland Evans started the 
"Inside Report", a political 
column The Chicago Sun- 
Times has been the home 
newspaper for since 1966. 

Evans retired from the col- 
umn in 1993, but Novak still 
continues on it and it is pub- 
lished three times a week in 
more than 150 newspapers. The 
column is based on hard report- 
ing and a moving dateline. 

One of Novak's biggest 
accomplishments was a 1978 
interview with Deng Tsiao-Peng 

that opened the way for normal- 
ization of U.S.-Chinese rela- 

Novak has written for most 
of the nation's major periodicals 
and is currently a roving editor 
for Reader's Digest. 

Along with Evans, he also 
currently produces the biweekly 
newsletter, "The Evans-Novak 
Political Report." 

In addition to his columns 
and periodical work. Novak has 
written or co-written four books: 
"The Agony of the GOP: 1964," 
"Lyndon B. Johnson: The 
Exercise of Power." " Nixon in 

the White House" and "The 
Reagan Revolution." 

A native of Joliel, 111., 
Novak attended the University 
of Illinois. Following service in 
the U.S. Army as a lieutenant 
during the Korean War, he cov- 
ered politics and the state leg- 
islaturess in Lincoln, Neb. and 
Indianapolis. In 1957, he was 
sent to Washington to cover 

Novak joined the 
Washington bureau of the 
Wall Street Journal in 1958 as 
Senate correspondent and 
political reporter and became 
the Journal's chief 
Congressional correspondent 
in 1961. He also served as a 
Radford Visiting Professor of 
Journalism at Baylor 
University in 1987. 

Novak's topic at the lecture 
series will be "The View from 
Washington. " Admission to 
the lecture will be free and is 
open to the public. 
Novak is the latest in a list of 
prominent speakers who have 
appeared at NSU as part of the 
Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Past lecturers have included 
Coretta Scott King, Tommy 
Lasorda, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 
and Maya Angelou. 

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Tuesday. October 14, 1997 

Fitness centers in town have a lot to offer students, faculty, staff 

David Balcer 
contributing writer 

Do you want to work 
out, but don't know what fitness 
centers are available? 

For students, faculty and 
staff Natchitoches offers four 
locations to get into shape: 
Natchitoches Health and Racquet 
Club, Champs,Curves for 
Women and the Intramural 

Natchitoches Health and 
Racquet Club, a 23,000 square 
foot facility, offers more than just 
weights and fitness equipment. 
Also on location are a hair salon, 
massage therapy, a dance studio 
and five suntan booths. 

According to David 
Coker, owner, it is a place for 
kids as well as adults, which 
makes it more family oriented. 
An on-site nursery is open six 
days a week to provide activities 
for children. 

Natchitoches Health and 
Racquet Club offers ample 
weight training space in its 4,000 
square foot weight room. 

"I joined Natchitoches 
Health because the other place in 
town wasn't as big and it was 
more crowded," Eric Crowder. 
senior, said. 

There are 1 1 
Bodymaster machine weights 
and a variety of free weight 
equipment. The equipment is 
five to six years old and is main- 
tained daily. 

Natchitoches Health and 
Racquet also offers two racquet- 
ball courts, an outdoor basketball 
court, volleyball, steam room, 
sauna, shower, treadmills, lifecy- 
cles and Stairmasters. Aerobics 
classes are also held. 

According to Coker, the 
club's location is a benefit 
because it is directly across from 
the University's campus. 

The monthly member- 
ship fee for students, faculty and 
staff is $24.50. 

Another option for 
working out in town is Champs 
The Health Center. It is a rela- 
tively new fitness center that has 
been open for about two years. It 
is located on Claudia Street near 
Ryan's Family Steakhouse. 

Not only does it offer 
new equipment, but a well- 
trained staff to assist members 
when needed. 

" A t 

ing and weight loss seminars are 
also offered to members. 

The cost of membership 

The facility incorporates 
a complete workout in 30 min- 
utes. It uses the Quickfit circuit 
which is a system of 
exercises that alter- 

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have better facili- The IM IS trCC ailCX it HaS tance machines with 
ties and better 

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town," Zach 
Slayton, senior, 
said. "They also 
have a better 

trained staff and ■ ' 

the environment is 

freshman student 

great for working out." 

Champs provides Cobra 
machine weights, free weight 
equipment, lifecycles, treadmills, 
Stairmasters, a swimming pool, 
sauna, steam room, whirlpool 
and tanning bed. It has two rac- 
quetball courts and may soon 
have a sand volleyball court. 
Aerobic and karate classes are 
offered as well. 

The club's nursery is 
open five nights a week and a 
juice bar is on site to provide 
members with protein drinks. 
Permanent weight loss counsel- 

or students, faculty and staff is 
$25 per month with the first and 
last months' fees paid up front. 

Curves for Women has 
been open since July 1 and is 
located on Hwy. 1 behind 
McDonald's. It offers women an 
exercise facility and weight loss 
counseling in the same location. 

"I chose Curves because 
I have worked out at Curves 
before in Natchez, Miss, and I 
got results," Jamie Evans, fresh- 
man, said. "I really like it 
because I am not self con- 

aerobic recovery sta- 
? tions. 

The machines 
are arranged in a cir- 
cle, and people move 
around the circle per- 
forming cardiovascu- 
lar and strength work- 
out at the same time. 
The workout ends with a three 
minute stretching routine. 

"A thirty minute total 
workout, in a women's only 
environment, complete with 
weight loss guidance, makes 
health and fitness an achievable 
goal," Tanna Davis, owner, said. 

The cost of membership 
is $49 to enroll and $29 per 
month. Students and faculty are 
offered a special three month 
membership for $99 with no 
enrollment fee. 

Finally, for those on a 
budget, the Intramural Building 

offers its services for free. 

The IM offers a variety 
of activities for students, faculty 
and staff. It has two basketball 
courts and a weight room con- 
sisting of both machine weights 
and free weights. Last semester 
three new bicycle machines and 
five new Stairmaster machines 
were added. 

"I work out at the IM 
because it has a lot of equipment 
which enables me to perform a 
variety of exercise at no charge," 
Brent Trosclair, junior, said. 

"The IM is free and it 
has all the equipment I need," 
Stephen Smith, freshman, said. 

Aerobics classes are held 
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page 5 

Do you have an eating disorder? 

Emily Leonard 
features editor 

Do you have an eating disor- 

Eating disorders affect eight 
million people a year in the 
United States. "Especially in our 
society where thinner is valued 
above everything else and we 
foster it, very overtly in some 
cases," Rebecca Boone, coun- 
selor in career and counseling 
services, said. "If you are a 
young lady and you don't mea- 
sure up to what the ideal is, in 
your mind, ai.orexia is some- 
times used to try to control 

The most common eating 
disorder is bulimia. 

Anorexia afflicts both men 
and women. Anorexics use eat- 
ing or not eating as a means to 
control their bodies and their 

Not everyone will develop a 
eating disorder but when they do 
after a while it has little to do 
with weight. 

"Some theories about it 
right now support the idea that it 

is also hooked into the addiction 
cycle," Boone said. "That is what 
happens with an anorexic when 
they start starving or make them- 
selves very hungry. The brain 
has a wonderful system for deal- 
ing with pain, called endorphins, 
they are strong chemicals that 
are an opiate- like drug. So now 
what is happening with an 
anorexic when she/he is going 
hungry or doing without food the 
endorphins kick in and make 
them feel happier. It is a real 

Bulimia is characterized by 
binge eating, where a person 
consumes large amounts of food 
in a short period of time. 

Immediately after binge eat- 
ing the person purges to rid the 
body of the food, to avoid gain- 
ing weight and pain caused from 
eating so much. Like anorexia, 
bulimia also uses endorphins to 
cause the body to feel less pain. 

"That is a hard thing to deal 
with because you are not reach- 
ing out for a drug you are kick- 
ing one into a process in your 
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If you're one of the many 
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Sam Cote. 81, first started 
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When Cole was in the 
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7 Tattoos 7 theme: Tateo ergo sum: I suffer, therefore I am' 

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In the acknowledgments of 7 
Tattoos, Trachtenberg writes, 
"My profoundest gratitude goes 
to my late mother and 
father.... They only thought they 
were teaching me to be a human 
being. Poor things, they didn't 
know wliat they were in for." 
Play that song again, Sam— I 
know the feeling. 

7 tattoos is an autobiograph- 
ical account of Trachtenberg's 
seven inkings. His tattoos are 
very specific and representative: 
"death, sacrilege, primitivism, 
rebellion, atonement, sado- 
masochism and downfall." 

Each of the tattoos gets a 
its own separate chapter: I Walk 
Through the Mirror; I Acquire A 
Wound; I Go Primitive; I Keep 
the Red Flag Flying; I Do the 
Right Thing; I Kiss Her 
Goodbye; and I Fall Down. 

Trachtenberg got his first 
tattoo in the Red Light District in 
Amsterdam. It was a Tribal, the 
oldest form of tattooing known 
to man. 

Then, in 1991, Trachtenberg 
semi-accidentally went to 
Borneo where Tribal tattooing 
began. He was just looking for 
someplace "wild" to visit during 
his mission to find a Tribal 
tattooist, from whom 
Trachtenberg had hoped to find 
the "original" of his "copy." 

What started out as a hunt 
for a Dayak ended up with a 
ritual possession, and just the 

thing this native New Yorker 
needed to send him fleeing back 
home to the United States. 

The second chapter begins 
with a quote from Phillip K. 
Dick's book VALIS. It reads. 
"They ought to make it a binding 
clause that if you find God you 
get to keep him." Hallelujah. 

This represents the idea 
behind Trachtenberg's second 
tattoo, a stigma, which he calls 
his "stopover" tattoo— "like one 

of those shoeshines you get 
while killing time between trains 
at railroad stations." 

However, don't dare take 
that to mean that the tattoo isn't 
of the utmost significance. 
Trachtenberg is Jewish. 
Leviticus 19 in the bible forbids 
Jews to make any permanent 
markings on their flesh— a matter 
of serious spiritual 

But Trachtenberg seems 
willing to suffer eternal 
damnation if need be. Religion 

apparently plays a huge part in 
his life, albeit in an insane sort of 
way. Trachtenberg even once 
believed that he was Jesus' secret 
twin, a matter quickly laid to rest 
by a little boy who was badly 
burned in a tenement fire. 

Perhaps Trachtenberg's reli- 
gious and other confusion is a 
direct result of his relationship 
with his parents. His mother was 
a hypochondriac and his father a 
man who maintained a certain 
amount of distance from his 
son. This distance may 
have stemmed from 
Trachtenberg's father hav- 
ing lost both parents in the 

At any rate. 
Trachtenberg gets his stig- 
ma tattoo as a reminder of 
pain. He says, "A tattoo, 
I've always believed, is a 
visual reminder of pain, 
which has a tendency to be 
forgotten quickly and so 
sometimes requires docu- 
mentation." I couldn't 
agree more. 

Tattoo #3, another tribal 
(and the one pictured), 
came about as a result of 
Trachtenberg's decision to 
go back to Borneo. 
This chapter is particularly 
humorous, as is the whole book. 
Trachtenberg writes of stopping 
over in Kalimantan, Borneo on 
his way to a village. These 
people apparently associate all 
Americans with a particular tele- 
vision show that has found its 
way there. 

"You passed someone in a 
village and he calls out the 
equivalent of 'Where're you 
from?' and if you said, 
'America,' he'd give you the 
thumbs-up and yell 


Thanks, T.V. Let the whole 
world think we can all build an 
atom bomb from a paperclip and 
a stick of gum. 

The fourth tattoo was a 
political statement, a wrench 
between two gears, because, as 
Trachtenberg writes, "it was 
1992, and America was in the 
hands of assholes." 

Inking #5 is of the Archangel 
Michael and is based on a design 
once found throughout Egypt 
and the Holy Land. 

Trachtenberg "conceived the 
tattoo as a mark of penance.. ..It 
is the sentence I wear on my 
body. I am a sick man. ...I am a 
wicked man." 

This tattoo is meant to 
represent Trachtenberg's aware- 
ness of having hurt three very 
important people in his life— his 
mother, his father and a woman 
he once lived with. 

The sixth tattoo is the one 
that delves into sadomasochism. 
I'll leave that one alone, but not 
for the reason you may be 

The seventh and final tattoo 
is also of the Archangel Michael. 
But this time, rather than 
standing triumphantly, Michael 
is shown falling down. 

This was supposed to 
represent a nasty fall that 
Trachtenberg had taken, but 
ended up representing the death 
of his mother instead. 

Before Trachtenberg's 
mother dies, he spends the last 
days of her life feeding and 
singing songs to her. 

Trachtenberg writes, "I have 
no desire to go to heaven— and 
God probably has no desire to 
have me there, with my ceaseless 
grousing. I would prefer to 


Claire Fund er burk 
Contributing Writer 


There are good and bad 
elements in this film. 

First, the set designs and 
costumes are wonderful, and 
the acting is superb. Danny 
Devito, Kevin Spaeey and Kim 
Basinger give this movie kick. 
A wonderful performance is 
given by Guy Pearce who plays 
one of the movie's true good 
cops. Officer Ed Ex ley. 

Some bad points of the 
movie is its length and the time 
it takes to get to the good stuff. 
Right at its climax, the movie's 
over and the viewer is left to 
feel cheated. 

L.A. Confidential takes 
place in the 50s. when L.A. 
was an up-and-coming city of 
corruption, prostitution and 
drugs. We are introduced to 
three detectives who become 
the center of a tangled web of 
deceit throughout the L.A. 
Police Department. 

It all starts when some 
Hispanic men, suspected of 
beating two LAPD officers, arc 
brought into the police station 
on Christmas Eve. The cops on 
duty have had too much 
eggnog and decide that a lynch- 

ing is in order. 

Officer Exley tries to stop 
the lynching and ends up as a 
grand jury's star witness testi- 
fying against his fellow 
officers— and all within the first 
10 minutes of the film. 

The real plot starts when 
Officer White's (Russell 
Crowe) partner is killed at a 
local coffee shop, and White is 
determined to find the killers. 

Danny Devito plays Sid 
Hudgens. a tabloid journalist in 
the business of paying off the 
cops. Unfortunately, Devito is 
not used to his full potential. 
Certain places get a little bor- 
ing and could use some humor, 
but Devito's character isn't 
funny, he's just corrupt. 

All of this just scratches 
the surface as you weave your 
way through more police cor- 
ruption, mass murders and of 
course, sex. 

There's a little of every- 
thing in LA. Confidential, but 1 
wouldn't recommend it for 
anyone who likes a movie that 
gets straight to the point. You 
have to pay close attention to 
this one or you'll miss some- 
thing. It's better than most of 
the movies released this year, 
but I'm not predicting any 
Oscar nominations. 

simply be extinguished, to 
silence the muttering of self...." 

This is an excellent book, 
one that I strongly recommend, 
but it's not for the "easily offend- 

At anv rate, it almost seems 


eerie to me that this book could 
have just as easily been written 
by myslef, sans the trip to 
Borneo. I almost don't want you 
to read it~as you may learn as 
much about me as you do 
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Tuesday. October 14, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 7 

A plethora of stuff with which to occupy your mind 

Sean Wood s 
Staff Writer 


I predict you will be hearing 
more of this band if they can get 
some well deserved radio 

Plumb took me by surprise 
with this well produced album. 
They weave the music of 
Garbage, Poe and God Lives 
Underwater to come out with, 
how should I put this, a sound of 
techno industrial hip-hop 
acoustic pop rock. 

Some of those elements may 
not be noticeable at first, but 
closer inspection reveals a touch 
here and there throughout the 

The song that needs to be 
played and heard on their air- 
waves is the second track titled 
"Who am I?" Lead singer 
Tiffany Arbuckle fantastically 
coos the lyrics that blend well 
with the slow drumbeats, funky 
keyboards and laid back guitars. 
Thank the Gods for the repeat 

The next song that should be 
played is "Send Angels," an eerie 
song that sends chills down my 
spine with its slow and church - 

like beginning that leads into 
music comparable to something 
off of NIN's "Pretty Hate 

Tiffany's vocals are support- 
ed by the music of Stephen 
Leiveke (guitar), J.J. Plasencio 
(bass), Joe Porter (drums) and 
Matt Stanfield (keyboards). I 
wouldn't be surprised if these 
guys pop up on MTV in the com- 
ing months. I highly recommend 
checking this album out if you 
are looking for a new CD to buy. 



Okay, we have Anvil here. 
The whole album sounds the 
same except for two songs which 
are kind of slow. The rest have 
the same fast tempo drums and 

Don't bother asking about 
the lyrics. I think their message 
is that America is falling apart. 
Duh. I know Metal can be much 
more diverse than this. They 
didn't even try to come up with 
different music. 

I'm not much of headbanger 
myself, but if all you want to do 
is bang your head, then Anvil 
may be right up your alley. 

Though I must say that 
Anvil did give me a lead foot as 
I was listening to "Plugged in 
Permanent" while driving. So, 
this may be a good album to 
speed to on any of our lovely 
state highways. 




Incubus sound like they are 
heavily influenced by "rage 
against the machine" and 

"Korn." They add a little 
scratching and lots of weird but 
cool guitar sounds. They switch 
frequently between rapping and 
singing, like 3 1 1 , but better. 

Each song seems "mosh- 
friendly" with a couple of excep- 
tions. The "Summer Romance 
(Anti-Gravity Love Song)" 
sounds like it could placed on an 
80s love songs compilation disc. 

"Deep Inside" sounded like 
it borrowed music from a late 
70s cop show. 

This will be another band to 
watch for in the coming months 
because they are definitely MTV 
and radio friendly. 

***Incubus will open up for 
the Phunk Junkeez at the House 
of Blues tonight. If anyone is 
interested in going, I will gladly 
pay half of the speeding tickets 
incurred along the way. 


Oh Shift, how shall I 
describe thee? 

Well it's definitely alterna- 
tive rock, but I can't compare 
them to anything. That's a first 
for me because I can usually 
relate bands of similar molds 

Shift are into straight- 
forward music. It's a simple 
non-satanic album that even 

Graduating Seniors and N.S.U. Alumni 

The following companies will be conducting 
on-campus interviews in the coming weeks: 

Boy Scouts of America 

Tuesday, October 14, 1997 
Will interview all majors 

Lowe's Corporation 

Tuesday, October 14, 197 
Computer Information Systems majors 

J. C. Penny & Company 

Wednesday, October 22, 1997 
Computer Information Systems majors 

Support Groups Offered By the 
Counseling Center 

-Self -Esteem Improvement Group 
-Coping with Depression Group 
-Women's Issues Group 
-Grief and Loss Group 
-Eating Disorder Group 

For More Information Contact: 
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Rm. 305 Student Union 

Mom might like. This is a band 
that will probably not appeal to 
the masses, but Shift should 
make any CD collection much 
more enjoyable. 

B rent R. Bel l 
Contributing Writer 


"Much Afraid*' is pretty 
basic. There aren't any catchy 
songs, even from a "radio rock" 
perspective... in other words, it's 

Now the CD does have a 
pleasant vibe all over it. If you 
need to relax after a horrible 
dentist appointment, then "Much 
Afraid" might be for you. 

Actually, Jars of Clay isn't a 
complete band. They have to 
depend on a session drummer (a 
hired musician) to fill in the 
drum tracks. 

None of the musicians stand 
out. All of the chords, melodies 
and beats seem to have you lost 
somewhere between the 
BeeGees and an enema. |huh?~ 
A&E ED.] 

"Overjoyed" was one of the 
better songs on the CD because it 
had a few good guitar riffs... I'm 
not saying that it could float 
among some of the great guitar I 
regularly listen to, though. 

Overall, the album leaves a 
refreshing taste in your mouth 
that you might want to spit out 
before you change to something 
with more bite. 



The Orville Hanchey Art Gallery will host a student/faculty 
art exhibit, "Summer Watercolors." and an exhibit of student 
sculpture. "Concepts in Sculpture.'" from Oct. 6 - 24. 

"Summer Watercolors" was produced by a group of 17 that 
traveled to the Texas Hill Country for a watercolor class during 
late May and early June. Many of the paintings were done on 

The Hanchey Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 
4:30 p.m. Admission is free. 


The North Carolina Dance Theatre will perform Monday 
Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. 

The NCDT has historically stood at the forefront of the 
national dance scene. Its reputation is based on strong dancers, 
high energy and a versatile repertoire that ranges from classical 
ballets to contemporary works. 

Admission is free and open to the public. 



Ruston born singer-songwriter "Randy T." will perform his 
traditional rendition of the Star Spangled Banner for his 175th 
time as this Saturday's Homecoming game against Southwest 

Randy Trantham (rhymes with "anthem") is the band leader 
of "Randy T. & the Rascals." a variety group from Baton Rouge. 

Randy T. has a CD out titled "She Can't Be You" and a self- 
titled disc as well. 

Randy has sung for past NSU basketball games and for the 
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The A. A. Fredericks 
Auditorium will be the location 
for each production. 

The Theatre Department 
will perform a comedy play 
Nov. 6, 7 and 9, and from Nov. 
13 - 16. The world renowned 
play is entitled "The Importance 
of Being Earnest" bv Oscar 

During the month of 
December, the theatre will per- 
form a holiday treasure. 'The 
Christmas Gala." 

The gala features a 
diverse variety of dance and 
music. The one-time-only 
performance will be held on 
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It's important to find 
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Tuesday, October 14, 1997 


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Our View 

Every morning we get up, gaze into the mirror and try to 
look our best for everyone else. All people try to fit in with soci- 
etal groups by the clothes they wear, hair styles, attitudes and 
personal appearance. Most people are concerned how other peo- 
ple perceive us through our outer appearances. 

People are so worried about what other's think of them they 
will do anything to fit in. People die their hair, wear clothes that 
are of the strangest fashion and alter physical looks. There 
are a select few that are concerned with their looks for their own 
person, but lets face it, if we didn't care what people thought of 
us we would be a motley looking group of college students. 

Everyone seems to be concerned with what "they" think. 
Who are they? Who is it, that we are all trying so hard to 
impress. Can anyone identify these people? This phantom 

'The key is to be comfortable with who 
you are. If you like you, we like you. Even if 
you are strange. Its the person on the 
inside not the appearance on the outside." 

"they" seems to be an unidentifiable entity that everyone wants 
to impress. 

You know as we construct this masterpiece we the staff see 
some things we could improve on. Don is just a little too smart, 
Philip is way too good looking,, Tatum is too much of a per- 
fectionist, Lesa this is your world and we're just floating 
through, Emily is just so very cheerful, Heath is Heath and Dan 
Helms, well we all know about Dan Helms. You see, we all 
have our problems. 

The key is to be comfortable with who you are. If you like 
you, we like you. Even if you are strange. It's the person on the 
inside not the appearance on the outside. 

Now, let's talk about you sick people. Being bulimic, 
anorexic.or on steroids is a dangerous game. There is help 
available for you and there are people who care for you. We do. 

Be confident with yourself and start liking yourself. That is 
the first step to living a healthy life. No one needs to endanger 
their life to try and impress someone else with their looks. It's 
not that important to look like Bugs Bunny dressed in drag or 
Dirk the German strongman. 

Don't get us wrong, it is good to look fit, but it is much bet- 
ter to be well. Steroids help you build muscles, puking keeps the 
weight off and not eating at all will help you stay slim. But you 
have to ask yourself are you healthy. If you said yes, you're just 
lying to yourself, seek help. 

Be happy with yourself and everyone will be too. If they're 
not, who cares. Do you? 

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From this point on, we will 
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If we don't cover everything you 
want to read, it is because we 
have a limited number of staff 

If you are interested in work- 

ing for the paper or even just 
improving your resume, come by 
and talk to us in 225 Kyser Hall 
or call us at 357-5456. 

By the way, if you haven't 
noticed, we'd love contributions 
of editorial cartoons! 

I have saved the most impor- 
tant part of what I have to say for 

Of course we can't print 
everything we get, but the edito- 
rial page is a place where you, as 
students, can say what you want. 

Of course, we do edit the 
grammatical aspects of the edito- 
rial submissions. We also reserve 
the right to edit material that may 

contain offensive or vulgar lan- 

I also feel it is necessary to 
point out , and even stress, that 
even though a staff member may 
use the editorial page to voice an 
opinion, it does not reflect the 
opinion of the entire staff. 

We will protect the right of 
you, the student, and of members 
of the Cunent Sauce staff to 
express opinions. It is your Firsi 
Amendment right! 

So write us and tell us what 
you think about anything. This is 
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editorial page, it is your editorial 

NSU Channel 22, why watch what you don't like? 

Dan's Plan 

It's your life, live it my way 

Dan Helms 

Have you ever been channel 
surfing and ended up on channel 
22, in hopes of seeing what's 
new at NSU? 

If you answered yes to this 
question, I guarantee you were 
disappointed and did not leave 
your television on that channel 
very long. 

I think NSU 22 is the most 
boring channel on cable televi- 

sion, with the exception of the 
learning channel. 

I think that whoever sched- 
ules the programming for NSU 
22 needs to be fired immediately. 

I cannot name anyone that I 
know in college that enjoys 
watching ballets, opera or the 
other theatrical crap that is com- 
monly aired on NSU 22. 

Believe me, that is basically 

all you will see. I know there is 
something better that can be 
shown on this channel. 

If NSU 22 needs help with 
it's programming I'll do it for 
free, just contact me any time, 
day or night. 

I think that the news has 
shown great improvement over 
last year's performance, I com- 
mend you on your efforts. 

The Sam Goodwin show is 
refreshing to see, over watching 
guy's jumping around like a 
bunch of fairies. 

I may not be quite as cul- 
tured as the program director of 
channel 22, but viewing the clas- 
sical arts showcases just flat out 
sucks. I think that all of the other 

programs are worthless too. 

Here are a few suggestions; 
show athletic events, even if 
they're old, have more programs 
centered around the degree 
fields, show the plays that are put 
on by the theater department, 
show student projects from jour- 
nalism media and broadcast 
classes, tell how and when regis- 
tration works, and finally, since 
the channel is for Northwestern, 
tell about current events going on 

If someone who knows noth- 
ing about NSU were watching 
NSU 22, I guarantee the thought 
of going to NSU would leave 
their mind. 

Columnist emphasizes focusing on friends 

The campus according to Casey 

Casey Shannon 

Recently, I ventured to the 
exciting world of Ruston. I spent 
two years of my life there (which 
I look upon as some sort of pun- 
ishment for things that I had not 
yet done) and can claim it as my 
alma mater. 

There are several positive 
things I did find in Ruston, how- 
ever. One of which was my rea- 
soning for venturing back to the 
land of peaches. 

A good friend of mine was 
delivering his last sermon from 
his Ruston pulpit. Though this 
friend is much more experienced 
in life and wiser in nature, I 
never saw him as being "bigger" 
than me. 

He did possess an inner 
peace and a demeanor that 
rubbed off on anyone who was 
fortunate enough to make his 
acquaintance, but he never used 

this gift to up his appearance or 
hurt anyone else. 

I always wanted to be like 
that during my two year stint in 
Ruston, and I like to think that 
his influence is part of the reason 
for the level of my success here 
at college. 

While visiting with this 
mentor, I began to recollect the 
lack of a true role model during 
the initial part of my college 
career, and then it dawned on me. 
No wonder I couldn't pull it 
together during my first year. 

Life is about experience, but 
it is a truly individual soul that 
can walk all the way through 
without any help. I am not an 
advocate of co-dependency, in 
fact, I know from an abundancy 

of experience that it is the most 
mind altering substance you 
could ever run across. 

However, it is alright to get 
by with a little help from your 
friends. If it were not for the 
help of a great family and sever- 
al wonderful friends (both past 
and present) I would not be able 
to convey as freely or commit as 
wholly as I do today. 

My advice for this week i s 
to focus on your truest friends 
and their endearing qualities and 
try to absorb them. After you 
have done this do not be afraid to 
return the favor. 

After all the only reward 

from virtue is virtue to have a 

friend you must first be one. 

Educated people write on bathroom stalls? 

Guest Columnist 

Keri Champion 

Do you sometimes won- 
der about the quality of educa- 
tion you are getting here at 

Better yet, do you ever won- 
der about the quality of people 
that are enrolled here? 

I often ponder these ques- 
tions while sitting in my dorm 
room studying or listening to the 

In the past few weeks I've 
noticed an increased amount of 
writing on the bathroom stalls 
and on the buildings and all the 
trash and garbage that is left 
floating around campus. 

The fact is that these seem- 
ingly small problems really 
worry me. Why? 

Because when I think of a 
well-educated person I think of 
someone who cares about their 
environment and respects other 
people's rights to a clean learn- 
ing environment, after all, who 
wants to look at all that mess. 
People have to live here, right? 

Think about it. College stu- 
dents are supposed to be the next 
group of people who will run 

businesses, have children of their 
own and be role models to young 

They will be responsible for 
supervising events and finances. 
Some of them will even be 
responsible for advising huge 
corporations on merger deals anu 
economical issues. 

So I ask you, if college stu- 
dents will be responsible for all 
this how can they be so careless 
with other people's rights and 
property. Shouldn't they know 
better than to do such childlike 
things, don't they have anything 
better to do with their time? 

It seems that time would be 
better spent studying or trying to 
work towards providing a better 
environment in which to work or 
live rather than destroying one. 

As long as we're on the sub- 
ject of considering other people's 
rights, we have to mention the 
invasion of people's rights in the 
dorms as well. 

How many unfortunate 
dorm-dwellers have been up half 
the night because the people that 
live four doors down are in the 

hall laughing, and chatting about 
nothing simply because they feel 
that is their right to make lots of 
noise because they live here too. 

Of course, they never stop to 
consider that so do you, and you 
just don't want to hear about who 
hasn't called them lately or 
whom they are pissed off at for 
some reason or another. Let's not 
forget the check-in policy either. 

The dorms record who goes 
into your room at what time and 
when they leave out right? I 
don't know about others, but I 
don't feel that it is necessary for 
dorm mothers and desk workers 
and RA's and whoever else in the 
world who happens to see the 
check in sheet has any right to 
know with whom you or I spend 
our time. 

How about my experience at 
Dodd Hall. I put my clothes in 
the dryer to dry and then some- 
one else took them out because 
they wanted to use my money to 
dry their things. 

Then there is the issue of 
your right to graduate. How 
many people do you know who 
have had nothing but trouble 
from the University when trying 
to graduate. 

I personally know of people 
who have received written per- 
mission from an administrator or 
have acquired credits in many 
non-traditional ways that are 
approved by the university to be 

exempt form certain classes. Yet 
still, the admissions office tries 
to, and often succeeds in, keep- 
ing the student here for a time 
much longer than need be. 

I don't know, maybe I'm 
picky or demanding, but I just 
don't see the point in being 
deprived of my rights just 
because I happen to be attending 
a public university. 

If I am ever to be considered 
an educated individual shouldn't 
I know and exercise my rights? 

Shouldn't a well-educated 
person also know how to consid- 
er others' rights an' respect the 
fact that property and privacy are 
things sacred other individuals? 

Would an educated individ- 
ual be careless and rude in a pub- 
he domain? All this doe is make 
the person look bad and cause 
other people to question this per- 
son's actions. 

I realize that because I was 
brought up believe that good 
morals were essential to good 
societal conduct that I may see 
things differently than others. 

I will also assume that sound 
values as an educational medium 
are not taught but only P er ' 
ceived. However, my opinion 3 s 
a well-rounded, educated person 
is indeed sensitive to others. 

I suppose though, that no* 
everything that can be taught w» l 
be learned and then practiced. 

This is YOUR place to express YOUR opinionsi 
Please submit your letters to the editor and 
guest columns to the Current Sauce by 
Thursday at 4:30 p.m. 



Tuesday, October 14, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 9 

Columnist reviews the good, the bad and the ugly 

Guest Columnist 

Scarlet Dyson 

This place sucks! 

Here I am in my junior year 
and still no one seems to know 
what's going on. One class was 
canceled. In another, several of 
us were assigned the wrong room 
number. I had a mental boxing 
match earlier with a computer (I 
lost as usual). 

A parking ticket is still on 
my records from last semester, 
even after an appeal. I'm still try- 
ing to get my graphing calculator 
and book from a guy that bor- 
rowed it a year ago (actually this 
is not the fault of the college, but 
it is slightly connected). Is there 
any help? 

This dude from my political 

science class walks by and says 
"hi." I think he once mentioned 
that he knows how to work com- 
puters. I bring up the subject of 
his possibly helping me get into 
the internet program. 

We plan to meet at the next 
break. I follow my friend to the 
computer lab in Kyser Hall, 
already getting a headache (men- 
tally sent to me via computer). 
He eases my mind by explaining 
to me (in language I understand) 
a few basics about the computer. 

I learned a lot in thirty min- 
utes. I find that I had been click- 
ing with the wrong side of the 
mouse and clicking the wrong 
stuff (anything blue can be 

Take a walk through 

Heath's world 

Heath Crawford 

Shortly after writing my last 
column about the sexual harass- 
ment going on at Sabine Hall, I 
was flooded with comments 
from Sabine occupants, 
boyfriends of those occupants 
and also concerned parents. I 
wasn't at first aware how many 
people this had affected. What 
started with some friends com- 
plaining to me turned into a large 
chunk of Sabine. 

A week went by and I hadn't 
yet received a response from the 
administration or Campus Police. 
This seemed odd considering the 
accusations that I had made in 
my original article, so I contacted 
the administration myself. I was 
informed that the policy of the 
university was to protect all stu- 
dents from sexual harassment, 
thus Campus Police had been 
informed to keep all the areas 
around Sabine and Iberville Hall 
clear. Being the thorough person 
that I am, I decided to test this 
policy. Some friends and I stood 
outside of Iberville one night and 
were promptly asked to leave the 
area. I hope this will not become 
a problem again. 

Now the 
Most of you 
know that the 
court has 
already been 
What most of you don't know is 
that I contested the vote based on 
the fact that no contestant is 
allowed to campaign for home- 
coming court. Some of you may 
remember the article Don Harper 
wrote about the Tri Sigma's 
chalking the sidewalk; the rea- 
son they were chalking the side- 
walks was because they were 
campaigning for the Tri Sigmas 
on the homecoming ballet. 

Needless to say, my request 
was turned down. After being 
defeated the first time, I appealed 
that decision. A student supreme 
court was appointed and a time 
and place was picked for the 
hearing. Ultimately, I chose to 
withdraw my appeal. The popu- 
lar rumor of why I withdrew my 
appeal is because it wasn't true 
and I couldn't have won. This 
was far from the truth. The true 
reason was because I was not 
given ample time to prepare. I 
accomplished what I started out 
to do.... bring this issue to the sur- 
face in hopes that future home- 
coming elections will be done 
honestly and that each partici- 
pant will be afforded an equal 

brought up). 

I am shown that if I get 
"lost" I can backward or for- 
ward. "Home" means to go back 
to home page so I can get out of 
the program and leave. It is such 
a relief. 

I realize that I have had sev- 
eral other uplifting experiences 
at this college. I look back on a 
few of the many helpful people 
I've met. 

The nurse at the infirmary 
was very kind in explaining the 
services there. She told me if I 
became sick I could go there, get 
checked out and even get some 
over-the-counter medicine. This 
and other information relayed to 
me convinced me to pay the 
twenty-dollar infirmary fee. 

Dr. Aichinger patiently 
counseled me my first semester 
here. Later I mistakenly preregis- 
tered for a class I didn't need. He 
made space for me in one of his 
classes that was already full. He 
didn't have to. 

opportunity to serve on the 
homecoming court. 

I would also like to say how 
poorly I feel we are being repre- 
sented by the Tri Sigmas as the 
majority of the homecoming 
court. I was disgusted by their 
earlier behavior concerning Don 
Harper's column about chalking 
the sidewalk. Several members 
of this organization showed their 
true colors by verbally abusing 
Harper on several occasions. 

After filing my appeal, cer- 
tain people were convinced that 
this was coming from other 
sources than myself. The big 
question was "Is he dating a Phi 
Mu?" No he isn't. This was ini- 
tiated solely by myself. Certain 
people have stooped to level of 
lying to try and get some phan- 
tom information. It doesn't exist. 

In protest to the homecom- 
ing court, I am giving out black 
ribbons for anyone who feels the 
same way that I do. Come by 
225 Kyser and take one. 

If you would glance at the 
"Letter to the Editor" section, 
you can read in part my letter to 
the supreme court withdrawing 
rny appeal. If anyone has any 
comments please contact me at 
I would be more than happy to 
answer any questions, either on a 
college level or on a 6th grade 
level... (whichever group your 
organization fits into). 

When I began my journey to 
find a college to attend, I pulled 
into the first driveway I saw and 
parked at the first building I 
came to. It was Student Support 

Mr. Barker went out of his 
way and showed me many pam- 
phlets. He answered all my ques- 
tions about Northwestern. 

He also hooked me up with 
the Continuing Ed Department. 
Social Services has also provided 
me with tutoring when I was 
totally lost in math. They really 
care about helping students be 
successful throughout their years 

I called Campus Police 
about my parking ticket. They 
were very nice and took care of 
the ticket. They even canceled 
the charge in the cashier's office 
and I was issued a refund. I did- 
n't have to go back and forth 
myself between the offices. 

Dr. Lauterbach rechecked 
some tests for me when I ques- 

tioned the answers. He adjusted 
my grade accordingly - no has- 
sle. He also gave me (and others) 
time from his Easter break to 
counsel me and to explain some 
things about my major. I appreci- 
ated that very much. 

When checking on my regis- 
tration status for the Fall 97 to 
Spring 98 semesters this sum- 
mer, the registrar's office sug- 
gested I sign the notice of intent 
while I was there. I did not have 
to wait for the mail out. That 
thoughtful act saved some time 
and minor apprehension of 
something left undone. 

While many restrooms on 
campus lack handsoap (this is 
one of my quirks), the restroom 
workers in Bienvenu Hall keep 
their soapholders full. At least I 
can have clean hands after "using 
it" there. 

Another fellow student 
helped me get a printout from 
one of the campus computers. It 
was before I learned to click the 

right buttons on the right stuff. I 
desperately needed the printout 
to study for a test. He was such a 

The English lab in Kyser has 
many good student workers. 
Most will show examples of 
what is needed in a paper. They 
will even hunt out someone with 
answers to questions they may 
not be able to assist you with. 

The lab staff is concerned 
with aiding students put their 
best work out. 

It's interesting how one 
small act of kindness, of one per- 
son taking time to share knowl- 
edge with another that leads me 
to appreciate my years at 
Northwestern State University. 

I guess they're like family in 
a way. This campus has a lot of 
good points and a sprinkling of 
bad spots. 

It's probably my attitude 
plus how tired I am that day in 
what I see... the good or the bad. 
Where's the ugly? Not at NSU! 

Support your Demons this weekend 

Guest Columnist 
Melissa Robertson 

"Support your Demons this 
weekend!" has been the hype 
around campus for the past few 

Everyone seems to be intent 
on increasing the percentage of 
students at Demon football 
games. That brings me to my 
small, but somewhat important 

I am a member of the 
"SON" (Spirit of Northwestern 
Marching Band, for those who 
do not know). Therefore, it is my 
responsibility to remain on cam- 
pus for the home games. 

This is a task I accept gladly, 
because I dearly love football, 

not to men- 
tion being 
able to see 
the wonders 
of the players 
close up 
before half-time. 

Anyway, I am straying from 
my point. This weekend my 
father made a statement that I 
thought was valid. 

As an alumni, he wanted to 
walk around the campus and into 
the building to see how they had 

Much to his amazement, and 
mine, the Student Union was 

Okay, let me get this 
straight. Stay here, support your 
Demons and hibernate in your 
rooms because the STUDENT 
Union is closed? 

Is it me, or does this seem 


I have had the opportunity to 
visit colleges across the nation, 
and like NSU, most have student 
unions, a place to eat, study, look 
at the sights, or just take a nap. 

If the Union is truly for the 
students, why is it not open for 
our convenience on the week- 

Some of us actually do stay 
up here and would like a place to 
sit, or hey, here's a marvel idea, 
just read! 

Okay, my complaint might 
not be as valid as the "Hair 
Freaks" (my personal favorite is 
the color of the Dr. Pepper can), 
but let's face the facts. 

Other than our wonderful 
football team, why would any- 
one want to stay on this campus 
on the weekends? 

The Residential SCOOP! ! 

Have you ever wondered who 
dedicated visitation policies? Or 
what level of input goes into 
deciding what programming is 
available in the residence halls? 

Whatever the issue may be, 
"The SCOOP" will address any 
questions, concerns or complaints 
that you may have. 

If you think you have a legit- 
imate issue, then voice your opin- 
'on. You might even be surprised 
the number of students who 
share a similar concern. 

This column is the first of its 
kind to address the specific issues 
°f residential life and the stu- 
dents' view of it at Northwestern. 

"The SCOOP!!" will cover a 
variety of issues as dictated by 
student response. 

There will be a comment box 
ac cessible to any student. The box 
w ill be located in the housing 
of fice in 100 Student Union. Any 
c °mment or issue presented by a 
student will remain anonymous if 

it is that student's wish. 

Northwestern's housing 
department affects approximately 
1800 students. Therefore, para- 
professionals such as resident 
assistants and deskworkers are an 
integral part of the services pro- 
vided by the office. 

Through a new staff develop- 
ment program these employees 
are being recognized for their 
hard work and effort. 

Staff of the month awards are 
given to two individuals every 
month. Winners for the months of 
September and October respec- 
tively include: Mamie Fussell, 
deskworker at Rapides Hall, 
Diana Rodriguez, R.A. at Sabine 
Hall, Dionne Franklin, deskwork- 
er at Sabine and Himanshu Singh, 
senior R.A. at Bossier Hall. 

The housing department also 
congratulates five employees for 
receiving the honor of homecom- 
ing court representative. These 
include Karen Schexnaydre, 

Debra Lee, Tara Lewis, Shawntell 
Lewis and Francina 

Hollingsworth. Also, well wishes 
are extended to LeAnnda Chenier 
for being a finalist in the run-off 
for Miss NSU. 

The selection process for new 
resident assistants will begin with 
an R.A. interest meeting on at 8 
p.m. Oct. 21 in the Cane River 
Room of the Student Union. 

Residential life is an all- 
encompassing department, which 
provides a variety of services. 

Programming is a primary 
service of the department. This 
semester new programs will be 
continuously implemented 
throughout the remainder of this 
semester and the upcoming spring 

So, get ready for new and 
interesting ideas to be explored. 
And REMEMBER, if you want 
YOUR voice to be herd, then let 
your pen SPEAK!! 

to the editor 

^ar editor, 

I am withdrawing my appeal of the Homecoming and Miss NSU elections. 
I would like it to be known that I still strongly disagree with the methods various contestants used 
{ Q w m. I also find it hard to believe that the chalk that was on the sidewalks through Friday went unseen 
*y members of the SGA. 

I feel that many people on the ballot were not treated in a democratic manner and I launched the 
^Peal on their behalf. 

. I recommend that in the future the SGA provide a copy of the rules to each candidate upon accep- 
^°ce of their nomination. 

^ I hate to think that these people, who I believe broke the rules to win, represent our university. 
' ext year, make our Homecoming Court worthy of that honor. 

Heath Crawford 

Letter to the editor 

Dear Editor, 

About a year ago, USL tried to change its name to "The University of Louis Maybe we 
should try to get Northwestern's name changed to "Apathetic State University." Why? Because 
of the unbelievable amount of student apathy on this campus. 

I once saw a documentary called Berkeley in the Sixties. As the name implies it was 
about the University of California at Berkeley during the sixties. During the early sixties, the 
administration attempted to ban students from handing out flyers, pamphlets, and the like. 

There was a specific area that student organizations used to distribute their literature, 
and the university tried to stop students from doing this because they did not agree with some 
of the material that was being handed out. 

The students went nuts. There were all night rallies and a boycott of classes. Why? 
Because the administration was not only punishing the whole for the actions of a few, but they 
were also denying the students their basic First Amendment rights. The administration finally 
gave in and allowed the students to continue as they always had. 

So what is my point? I am by no means advocating a riot. What I'm saying is that we, 
the Northwestern student body, never stand up for ourselves, even on small issues, because of 
the gross student apathy that infects just about everyone on this campus. 

People are quick to criticize the administration and faculty for not living up to their 
"Where the students come first' motto. But we, are to blame. We let the University do as it 
pleases. They know that no matter how outrageous or unfair a policy is. the students will lack 
the motivation to speak up about it. 

Here are some examples. In the September 23 issue of the Current Sauce it was report- 
ed that the money that is collected in fines from parking tickets is put into the operating funds 
of the university and no one really knows (if they do they won't say) where that money ends 
up. It surely is not spent on building new parking lots or even resurfacing the old ones. 

To me that policy is so idiotic that it is an outrage. Yet no one really seems to care. 
Sure, some might complain about it, but no one ever takes any action or forces the University 
to do anything about it. 

How about the fact that vending machine prices were raised for this semester. Does 
anyone know where this money goes, and more importantly, does anyone care? 

What about the new tables in Vic's and Iberville. New tables are nice, but everyone 
I've talked to liked the old, large tables better than the new smaller ones. Did anyone asked the 
students about these changes? Did anyone take the time to explain these changes? No, they did 
not because they know that the student body will accept whatever they do and that we won't do 
anything about it. 

These may seem like petty complaints; they are. However there are plenty more and 
they add up quick. More important is the fact that when we Jet little things like that slide, we 
create an environment where it is easy for us to get screwed over on major issues. 

Remember that we are all adults and citizens of the United States and that we have 
rights. Also remember that we are the reason that this institution exists and that many of us pay 
to go here. 

I'm not trying to run down Northwestern or saying that all issues should be 
settled by a student revolt. We do have ways of getting oui voices heard — namely the 
SGA. But, we weaken the power of the SGA when only six or seven hundred out of seven 
thousand of us vote in SGA elections. Who is going to take the SGA seriously when it only 
represents 10% of the students and the other 90% of the students don't know "or care what'the 
SGA does? 

My poiflt is that when the students don't believe they come first, they can never come 


Take some interest in your University. If something bothers you or you are wronged, 
see if you can get it changed or fixed. If not, tell other people about it and get them involved. 

If everyone has the right attitude, we can make Northwestern better for ourselves and 
those who follow us. 

Andrew Kolb 


page 10 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 14, 1997 


Cross country teams makin tracks week by week W 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The Northwestern Cross 
Country teams enjoyed solid per- 
formances over the past two 
weeks in meets here at home at 
the NSU Invitational and on the 
road at the Louisiana 
Intercollegiate Championships at 
McNeese St. 

Sophomore Mark Keough 
and senior Jason Wingard, run- 
ning 1-2 overall, paced the 
Demons at their home meet. 
NSU placed five runners in the 
top nine, pulling away from sec- 
ond place Southeastern 
Louisiana with a score of 25. 

Demon coach Leon Johnson 
was very pleased with the perfor- 
mances of Keough and Wingard. 

"They ran well and compet- 
ed well," said Johnson. "When 
we talked with Mark about com- 
ing here two years ago, we knew 
he had the capabilities to be a 
top-caliber distance runner." 

"Jason is an up-and-down 
runner with his energy level and 
overcoming illnesses," Johnson 
said. "His training level and 
effort are always good, but he's 
had to battle some things he can't 
control. He has good weeks and 
bad weeks and he was up today." 

The high finish by the top 
five Demon runners led to an 

impressive gap time of 1:03.65. 
Gap time refers to the time 
elapsed between the first and 
fifth runners to finish. One goal 
of a cross country team is to have 
as close a gap time as possible. 

The women were led by 
Christal Traylor, second overall 
with a time of 18:51.09, and 
Malissa Carr, sixth with 
19:01.66. Helping the second 
place effort was the placing of all 
five runners in the top 18, with 
Jody Gowdy (12th), Molly 
Magill (13th), and Julie Lessiter 

Finishing only 21 points 
behind first place SFA with a 
score of 47, NSU finished sec- 
o n d . 
with 79, 
b y 

Southeastern Louisiana (95). 

The next weekend saw more 
consistent efforts from Traylor, 
Carr, and Magill as they gave 
Northwestern three of the top ten 
finishers at the meet in Lake 
Charles. McNeese, however, 
had the top three runners in the 
meet and won a narrow victory 
over NSU by a score of 35-40. 

"We ran five points behind 
McNeese and we are very 
pleased with that because 
McNeese is ranked sixth in the 
region right now," NSU coach 
Bridget Cobb said. 

McNeese finished 1-2-3 and 
helped the Cowgirl's take the 
win despite five Lady Demon 
runners placing in the top 13. 

"We have to get one of ours' 
(runners) in there for conference 
to help break them up," Cobb 
said. "We put our sixth runner in 
front of their fifth, but we could 
not offset the 1, 2, & 3 that they 

The NSU men, who finished 

fourth in the 12-team field, were 
led for the second straight week 
by Keough with a time of 26:35. 
His finish was good for 11th 
place overall. Robert Bonner's 
time of 27:05 was good for 16th 
place, followed by Wingard 
(27:23, 20th), Danon O'Kelley 
(27:33, 26th), and Todd Boddie 
(28:15, 32nd). 

O'Kelley and Boddie are 
usually two of Northwestern 's 
stronger runners, 
but they have been hampered by 

"Both of them have been 
sick this week and we almost 
held them out, but they competed 
with the understanding they 
would not run faster than a cer- 
tain time over the first three 
miles," Johnson said before the 
home meet last week. "If they 
felt strong enough at that point, 
then they could step it up down 
the stretch, and they finished 

Left: The NSU invitatiomal was the event, October 4 was the time, and the Northwestern recre- 
ation complex was the site of the men's cross country victory and women's second place finish. 
Top: Christal Traylor on her way to second place over all at the NSU invitational. 

Freshman take the lead in the attack for the volleyball team 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The NSU Lady Demon 
Volleyball team faced tough road 
competition this past week as 
they traveled to Lake Charles 
Friday to face league-leading 

McNeese St. before Saturday's 
date with Stephen F. Austin in 

Both games resulted in 
defeats as NSU fell to McNeese 
by a score of 15-2, 15-13, and 
15-2. The scores against SFA 
were 15-9, 15-12, and 15-8. 

NSU Women's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

NSU Men's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

Stephanie Q'Neil. Soccer 

The freshman midfielder 
scored late in the second 
half on a penalty kick, as 
she recorded three shots 
on goal in the game. The 
Demons were defeated by 
UALR 4-1. 

Upcoming Contests 

4 p.m. Wednesday 
vs Centenary 

7 p.m. Friday 
vs Nicholls State 

Dustin Eubanks, assistant 
SID, has been watching the 
Demons efforts very closely. 

"We have 

lost four 
straight con- 
f e r e n c e 
games, but 
we will look 
to bounce 
back this 
w_e e k e n d 
with two 

games," — 

Eubanks said. 

The Cowgirls of McNeese 
saw their unbeaten conference 
record sail to 8-0, 15-1 overall. 
The loss dropped NSU's overall 
record to 7-12 and their confer- 
ence mark sagged to 2-4. 

Freshman Kandice 
Washington led NSU with a.467 
hitting percentage. Tiffany 
Cronin, NSU's lone senior, 
chipped in with 11 kills and 14 
digs. Washington also had seven 

Upcoming Schedule 
* Oct 17 Nicholls State 

* Oct 18 Southeastern LR 
Oct 21 Northeast Louisiana 

* Oct 24 Troy State 

* Oct 27 Southiuest Texas 

* Oct 28 Texas San Rntonio 
* Denotes Home Game 


Cronin is one of the most 
explosive players in Demon vol- 
leyball his- 
tory. The 
rangy out- 
side hitter is 
a huge rea- 
son that 
NSU has 
enjoyed the 
ment that 
they have. 
She leads 

in Cronin, solid younger players 
such as Karasiak give 
Northwestern a strong founda- 
tion for the future. 

Saturday's loss to Stephen F. 
Austin saw the Lady Demons 
drop to 7-13 overall and a 2-5 
mark in Southland Conference 
play. SFA improved to 11-10 
overall and 6-3 in conference 
play with the win. 

Their next match will be a 

home contest Friday night with 
conference rival Nicholls St. 
Opening serve will be at 7:00 

Friday night the Demons 
will welcome the faculty and 
staff. It is faculty and staff 
appreciation night and the vol- 
leyball team and athletic depart- 
ments encourage all to attend. 

Northwestern with a .287 hitting 
percentage, 263 kills and 236 

Saturday's shutout at the 
hands of the Ladyjacks over- 
shadowed a solid effort by 
NSU's Shera Karasiak. The 5-9 
freshman from Granger, Indiana, 
paced the Lady Demon's with 9 
kills and a .412 hitting (or attack- 
ing) percentage. 

Although NSU will be los- 
ing their top player after this year 

Michael Alford. Football 

The senior defensive 
back returned and inter- 
ception for a touchdown 
and the only points for 
the Demons in 
Saturday's game against 

Upcoming Contests 
2 p.m. Saturday 
vs Southwest Texas 
7 p.m. Saturday 
vs Southeastern Louisiana 

Northwestern State 

Athletic Department 

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Athletic Department 


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(Sli^aruf 1 tM.iCeJ 

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k Walter Ledet immortalized in Northwestern history 

The Current Sauce 

Kris Collinsworth 
staff writer 

There is no one more well 
known to Northwestern State 
Athletics than former head coach 
Walter Ledet. 

Saturday, he will receive his 
highest honor, having the track 
and field complex named after 

Coming from a family of 
nine children from a little town 
called Abbeville, Ledet became 
the first in his family to attend 
college. Through a family friend 
that knew president A. A. 
Fredericks, Ledet received a 
scholarship to Northwestern 

"It sounded great to my 
daddy for me to go to college," 
said Ledet. "It was the best deci- 
sion that I ever made. I came 
here in 1935 and never left." 

In his years spent through 
1935-1939, Ledet spent his time 
on the football field, the track 
field, and pursuing a career in 
chemistry. He became the first 
Ail-American in Northwestern 
State history in 1939. 

After the 1939 season, Ledet 
was given a assistant coach posi- 
tion under then head football 
coach Harry "Rags" Turpin. 
According to Ledet, the football 
team went undefeated that year, 
but the freshman team that he 
coached by himself went unde- 

feated as well. 

When spring came, Ledet 
turned his emphasis from foot- 
ball to track. In 
1952 Ledet was 
given the job of 
track head coach. 
For the following 
five seasons, Ledet 
lead his track team 
to five straight con- 
ference titles. The 
six year the team 
missed by just half 
a point. Ledet con- 
tinued to coach 
until 1964. 

"Athletes did 
not have a lot back then," stated 
Ledet. "They were eager to learn 

and wanted just as much to suc- 
ceed. Coach Turpin was such a 
stickler on grades that he 
required all athletes 
to finish their 

Coach Ledet 
had the honor and 
pleasure to coach 
some highly regard- 
ed athletes. Names 
such as Charlie 
Tolar and Charlie 
Hennigan , whom 
both would go on to 
play for the 
Houston Oilers, and 
Jackie Smith, who 
later played for the Arizona 
Cardinals, compiled his track 


"Tolar was like a human 
bowling ball," said Ledet. "He 
mowed down whoever was in 
front of him. 

"Hennigan transferred from 
LSU and had an extreme desire 
to run," continued Ledet. "At 
Northwestern, he could play 
football and run track, where at 
LSU he could not." 

"Jackie Smith walked on to 
the team without a scholarship," 
ended Ledet. " It feels good to 
see players that you've coached 
become successful." 

In 1980, Ledet was honored 
by the foundation he started, the 
Graduate 'N' Club. He served as 
faculty advisor for 21 years. 

"We held regular meetings 
and many athletes were very 
active in the club," said Ledet. 
"Back then, the students and ath- 
letes were a very close net. It 
was something like the 
Fellowship of Christian 

In 1995, Ledet received his 
next honor, being name to the 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 

Saturday, at 10:00 at the 
Magale Recital Hall and at half- 
time during homecoming, Ledet 
will receive his greatest achieve- 

"It is my greatest honor," 
said Ledet. "Now all three 
coaches of that time will have a 
facility named after him." 

Demons fight losing battle at MeNeese and look forward to homecoming 

Kris Collinsworth 
staff writer 

The MeNeese State 
Cowboys controlled nearly every 
aspect of the game Saturday and 
recorded a 50-7 victory over our 
Demons at Cowboy Stadium. 

The Demons enter their 
homecoming 2-3 overall and 1-1 
in conference. MeNeese State 
reigns over the Southland 
Football League 2-0 and 6-0 
overall. This is the worst loss in 
the 15 -year command of head 
coach Sam Goodwin. 

Northwestern State showed 
some life with 141 yards passing, 
but with four interceptions 
thrown by Warren Patterson. 
The Cowboys claimed owner- 
ship of the ball in the air with 
226 yards passing and only two 

"They played a good game 

defensively, but we just did not 
execute," Warren Patterson said. 
"They just came out and played 
harder than we did. I have to 
give it to them, they just wanted 
it. They wanted to win and we 
just didn't want it." 

MeNeese lit the scoreboard 
3-0 with 5:12 left in the first 
quarter when Shonz LaFrenz 
stroked a 21 -yard field goal. 

The Cowboys brought it to 
10-0 when Blake Prejean fired a 
pass to William Davis for 5 yards 
with 8:32 left in the second quar- 
ter. Northwestern's only touch- 
down of the night came from 
Michael Alford's 55 yard inter- 
ception for a touchdown to draw 
the Demons to 10-7. On the first 
play after the kickoff Davis 
roared through the Demon 
defense for 62 yards setting up a 
23 yard field goal the last play of 
the half to give MeNeese a 13 -7 

The Cowboy secondary 
was hard to contend 


The second half belonged to 
MeNeese. After recovering a 
fumble, MeNeese got a 41 yard 
field goal with 9:19 left in the 

third. The Cowboys broke open 
the game with two touchdown 
passes from Blake PreJean to 
Damien Morris within a minute, 
later in the third. 

MeNeese sent the score 
soaring to 37-7 in the fourth 
quarter, with Bruce Bolden 
returning an interception for 47 
yards and a touchdown with 
1 1 :27 left in the game. 

Lafrenz kicked two field 
goals of 23 and 40 yards, respec- 
tively, upping the lead to 43-7. 
The Cowboys capped the game 
when McNeese's Ronnie 
McZeal returned a fumble 46 
yards for their final touchdown. 

"We played a lot better 
defensively than I thought we 
had as I walked off the field," 
head coach Sam Goodwin said. 
"Other than a half dozen crucial 
plays, the defense played very 
well. I was impressed by 

The Demon Defense worked hard to keep 
the Cowboys in check. Jason Miller #92 
makes a grab for the Cowboy rusher. 

McNeese's kicking and defense. 
They palyed their best game of 
the year against us." 

The Demons play 1-1 

Southwest Texas for 
Homecoming Saturday, at 2 p.m. 
Southwest Texas is 3-2 overall 
and 1-1 in conference. 


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Vol. 86, No. 12. 10 pages 

Natchitoches. Louisiana 

Tuesday. October 28. 1997 

Old Women's Gymnasium soon to be national preservation center 

David Baker 
contributing writer 

At a cost of S3. 3 million, the 
Old Women's Gymnasium on the 
north end of campus is being 
renovated into a national preser- 
vation center for the National 
Park Service. 

Phase one of this project 
began two weeks ago and includ- 
ed the extrication of hazardous 
materials and the interior demo- 
lition of the building. This phase 
is projected to be finished within 
120 days. 

Opening bids on the renova- 
tion phase will begin Thursday. 
After a bid is accepted, the reno- 
vation is expected to begin in 
early January. The scheduled 
completion of the renovation 

project is set for March, 1999. 

Since the old women's gym- 
nasium is an NSU building and 
is located on campus, the 
National Park Service is working 
through the NSU physical plant. 
According to Loran Lindsey, 
director of the physical plant. 

they were in charge of writing a 
preliminary report for the preser- 
vation center project. 

At the start, Lindsey claims 
they did not know much about a 
preservation center. In working 
with John Robbins. director of 
the National Center for 

Preservation. Technology and 
Training, and taking trips to 
other centers in Charleston, W. 
Va., they grew more knowledge- 
able of what a preservation cen- 
ter entails. 

He claims that 100 percent 
of the input of the facility came 

meeting for Disability 
Awareness Month 

Kevin Brocgh 
staff writer 

In observance of October 
as Disability Awareness 
Month, the General College 
and Office of Services for 
Students with Disabilities are 
holding an informational 
meeting to determine the 
interest in starting an organi- 
zation for students with dis- 

According to Dr. Sue 
Weaver, dean of the general 
college, ihe interest in c uch an 
organization has been around 
for some time now. 

"Students with disabili- 
ties and even those students 
without disabilities have 
shown a great interest in start- 
ing such an organization." 
Weaver said. 

The informational meet- 
ing will be held on 
Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. 
in the Faculty Lounge on the 
second floor of the Student 

A brief film on the life of 
Craig MacFariane will be pre- 

Sec Disability; page 2 

The Old Women's Gymnasium on the north end of campus is 
being renovated into a national preservation center for the 
National Park Service. 

from Robbins. 

Once the renovation is com- 
pleted, the building will house 
the National Center for 
Preservation, Technology and 
Training. The center performs 
research and development for the 
National Park Service for histor- 
ical preservation. 

Currently, the center is 
located in South Hall next to 
Turpin Stadium. They are limit- 
ed on what they can do with the 
amount of space available, but 
once they move to the new facil- 
ity, not only will there be more 
space but also more equipment. 

"The building offers more 
space and it is custom for us," 
Robbins said. 

The new facility will offer 
computer training, which isn't 

present in South Hall, and will 
include more scientific research 
equipment. The gymnasium por- 
tion of the building will be 
restored and used as a large 
meeting room. 

The National Park Service 
chose to renovate the old 
women's gymnasium instead of 
building a new facility because 
they wanted an older building for 
their national center. The build- 
ing was constructed in 1923 and 
has been vacant since the early 

"The old women's gym has 
been used as a storage facility 
and as a pigeons' heaven," 
Lindsey said. 

This National Park Service 
project is 100 percent federally 

Problems with University 
financial aid, scholarship 
programs discovered 

Scott Givens 
contributing writer 

Northwestern topped the list 


with audit 
which were 
found after a 
audit of 
colleges last 

Many of 
the problems 
were with 
financial aid 
and scholar- 
ship pro- 

audit, con- 
ducted from 
July 1, 1995, 
to June 30, 
1996, was 

made public 

last Monday 

by State Legislative Auditor Dan 
Kyle. Money-related and record- 
keeping problems were found in 
18 of the state's 22 public col- 

"Things were so 
disjointed at col- 
leges prior to this 
audit. Now they 
have all agreed to 
institute our rec- 
And in future 
audits, well look 
for the changes/' 

Dan Kyle 
State Legislative Auditor 


Colleges that were audited 
include Grambling State, NSU, 
Louisiana Tech, LSUS and LSI! 


Center. The 

review was 
sparked by 
the resigna- 
tion of an 
LSU chan- 
cellor last 
year during a 
involving an 
giving schol- 
arships to 
favored stu- 

Some of 
the key prob- 
lems found in 
the audit 
were colleges 
not following 
their written 
criteria in 
_ selecting stu- 
dents to 
failing to keep 

receive money, 

See Problems, page 2 

Student dies of injuries after car wreck Graduate student seminars benefit students 

Andrew Kolb 
contributing writer 

Stephanie Barlow, freshman, 
died early Thursday morning at 
the Louisiana State University 
Medical Center in Shreveport 
due to injuries suffered in a two- 
car crash Sunday, Oct. 19. 

Barlow, 17, from Green well 
Springs, died at 5:15 a.m. 
according to the LSU Medical 

She was a member of Phi 
Mu Fraternity and on the dance 

The accident occurred 
Sunday night on Louisiana 
Highway 117. Barlow over cor- 
rected her car after running off 
the road causing her to slide into 
l he opposite lane, according to 
state police. 

The car she struck was dri- 
v en by Naomi A. Lacy, 20. of 

Lacy suffered raised 

Lake Charles, 

test on 
which is a 
in any 
to State 
Police, is 
still pend- 

Phi Mu Fraternity is trying 
to raise funds to help Barlow's 
family cover the expenses, 
according to Phi Mu treasurer 
Gina Mahl. Over $1800 was 

at A bake sale held 
Thursday and Friday, 
and a "love fund" has 
been set up at City 
Bank and Trust 
Company of 
Natchitoches, to 
which anyone can 

"We are greatly 
appreciative of 
everyone's generosi- 
ty," Mahl said. "We 
didn't expect this 
much of a response." 

Mahl said that a 
memorial service 
will be held next 
week in the Student 
Union Ballroom. The 
date has yet to be decided. 

According to Dr. Vicki 
Parrish. faculty sponsor of the 

See Student, page 3 

Claire Funderburk 
contributing writer 

Northwestern graduate 
students are conducting semi- 
nars in first-year orientation 
classes to help students deal 
with issues that may affect 
them through the years. 

The seminars, 

which are usually con- 
ducted by counseling 
center personnel, also 
provide practice for the 
graduate students by 
allowing them to apply 
skills they have been 
learning about in class. 

•'We have learned 
the skills of speaking 
and discussing these topics," 
psychology graduate student 
Mark Housew right said. "This 
gives us practical experience in 
conducting groups that wc 

have been learning about 
through our course work." 

Seminars given so far deal 
with assertiveness, procrastina- 
tion, test anxiety and stress 
management. A seminar on 
drugs and alcohol will be given 

In the seminars, the gradu- 

Sonietjmes someone has symptoms and 
thev don't realize it or don't understand 
it. We try to teach them the skills they 
need to cope with these problems." 

Eric Smith 
psychology graduate student 

ate students teach skills that 
may help undergraduates with 
these problems. 

"We try to first help the 
students realize that these prob- 
lems exist," psychology gradu- 

ate student Eric Smith said. 
"We then want to describe the 
various symptoms of these 
problems. Sometimes someone 
has symptoms and they don't 
realize it or don't understand it. 
We try to teach mem the skills 
they need to cope with these 


classes end in 
November, but the 
seminars will con- 
tinue to be given at 
different times, 
through the year. 

Those given 
now in orientation 
classes and ones 
given later in the 
year are open to all students. 
Students can obtain informa- 
tion about seminars from psy- 
chology graduate students or 
by contacting the counseling 
center at 357-5621. 

Walt Disney World College Program information session Nov. 6 

A representative from the 
Walt Disney Company will be 
°n hand Nov. 6 to recruit stu- 
dents for the Walt Disney World 
College Program. 

An information session for 

interested students will be 
°n Nov. 6 at 5; 30 p.m in 107 
Russell Hall. 

Attendance to the informa- 
tion session is mandatory to 

interview for the program. 
Interviews for spring 1998 will 
be Nov. 7. 

The program is open to all 
students who have completed at 
least one semester of college 
and are not graduating. Certain 
majors are encouraged to attend 
the information session. These 
majors are: business, communi- 
cation studies, theater, recre- 

ation, hospitality, management 
and tourism , marketing, man- 
agement, landscape architecture 
and horticulture. 

Students who participate in 
the program live with other col- 
lege students from around the 
United States and international 
students from more than 11 
countries in Vista Way Housing 
Complex in Orlando. Fla. 

They participate in weekly 
seminars where they learn about 
business in general and about 
the inner workings of the Walt 
Disney Company. Students 
work full-time in entry level 
positions at the Wait Disney 
World Parks and Resorts. 

The positions available are: 
attractions host/hostess, culi- 
nary assistant, custodial 

host/hostess, food and beverage 


park greeter 
quick service 

restaurant host/hostess, recre- 
ation host/hostess, transporta- 
tion host/hostess. 

For further information on 

the Walt Disney World College 
Program and Advanced 
Internships, contact Margaret 
Kilcoyne at the Office of Co-Op 
in 125 Russell Hall or call 357- 
5715. The WDW College 
Program's website is 
w/v/dw I .html 


page 2 

Campus Connections 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesdav. October 28. 1997 

Problems, continued 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

Thanks for everyone's help and participation dur- 
ing the homecoming activities. Great job ya'li! 
Tonight there will be an alcohol lecture at 8 p.m. 
in the Student Union ballroom, all sisters are 
encouraged to attend. The Halloween carnival will 
also be held in the ballroom this Friday. Wear let- 
ters to this Sunday's meetiog at 4 p.m. and remem- 
ber that you must turn in a preference sheet by 
Thursday to be eligible to run for an office. 
Monday we are having a sisterhood, so be at the 
house by 7:30 p.m. Good luck to everyone running 
for office and have a good week. Alpha Love. 

College Republicans 

We meet Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in 321 Student 
Union. We look forward to having you. Everyone 
is invited. 


The Interfraternity Council will be sponsoring a 
lecture from Dr. Patrice Moulton on the effects of 
alcohol on the body. The lecture will be held on 
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union 
Ballroom. All students are welcome to attend. 

Public Affairs Association 

The Public Affairs Association is presenting a 
forum on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Studio A of Kyser. 
The theme of the forum will be "NSU — The Way 
to the Future." Panelists will include the presi- 
dents of S.G.A. and 8.S.A., faculty members and 
administrators. Everyone is invited lo attend. 

Student Government Association 

We thank the following for their help with 
National Make A Difference Day: ACS/SPS, 
Scholars' College, Zeta Phi Beta. The Black 
Student Association. Theta Chi. Freshman 
Advisory Council. Anthropology Club. Native 
American Student Association, Circle K, The 
Space Science Group, AKA. the volleyball team. 

freshman football players. Delta Sigma Theta. 
Baptist Student Union. Club Geo. Roust-A- 
Bouts, KNWD, DARE, the Sheriff's Department, 
Fire Department. Grand Rental Station, Boy's 
and Girl's Club, Carlos Jones, Steve Hicks, Scott 
Hawthorne, Greg Burke. Dr. Chris Sutton, Gary 
Harrjamon, Luke Dowden, Jeremy Ekberg, Leigh 
Flynn, the Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Marcus 
King and the Housing Office. Collected items 
include clothing,, toiletry items, food and chil- 
dren's toys. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Hey Sigmas' Congratulations on all of 
Homecoming week's success. From 
Homecoming Court, to Miss NSU to our float and 
banner, you all were awesome. Another big week 
is coming up: Tri-Sigma week! It will be a full 
week of Sigmaration. This week will start with 
sisterhood at 5 p.m. Bring your shirts to dye. 
There will also be a special occasions meeting at 
5 p.m. followed by housecleaning at 6 p.m. and 
service at 7 p.m. Tuesday there will be an impor- 
tant RPM meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday 
Panhellenic will start its meeting at 3 p.m. We 
will end the week with the Halloween Carnival. 
Have fun Sigmas and keep up that positive atti- 

Tau Beta Sigma 

Tau Beta Sigma is having a raffle. The tickets are 
one dollar. See any Tau Beta Sigma sister for tick- 
ets. We are raffling off a 'frail Boss steak dinner, 
Imaginations video rental, a screw driver set, and 
top prize is $25 in cash. 

Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi 

Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi are spon- 
soring a Halloween Dance on Oct. 31. It will be 
held in the Orchestra room of the Fine Arts 
Building at 8 p.m. There will be a costume con- 
test. It is open to all students' 

documents supporting the eligi- 
bility of students and not having 
authorized documents to support 
some financial aid programs. 

Of the $1.1 million in finan- 
cial aid problems found, NSU 
had the most of any college in 
the region, with $872,000 of aid 
being questioned. 

On Tuesday, Kyle met with 
NSU officials to discuss the 
audit. The review stated that 
Northwestern lacked financial 

Disability, continued ■ 

MacFarlane later went on to 
become an Olympic gold medal- 
ist in wrestling. 

Also to be discussed will be 
a name for the new organization 
and a presentation by John 
Winston, vice president of uni- 

aid policies and didn't have a 
review process in selecting 
scholarship recipients. 

NSU officials have 
addressed many of the audit find- 
ings and will hire additional staff 
to help with financial aid and 

Mary Edith Stacy, NSU's 
coordinator of university schol- 
arships, said it is just a matter of 
writing a policy and working to 
implement it. "We had a lot of 

administrative changes during 
that time [the audit], but we're 
working now to clean some of 
those problems up," Stacy said. 

NSU has set up a scholarship 
committee and will be hiring an 
accounting specialist by Nov. 12. 

"Things were so disjointed 
at colleges prior to mis audit," 
Kyle said. "Now they have all 
agreed to institute our recom- 
mendations. And in future audits, 
we'll look for the changes." 

versity affairs, about increasing 
the number of handicapped 
entrances and other improve- 
ments on campus. 

The meeting is open to all 

For more information, con- 

tact Stefanie Guffey at 357-6950 
to find out what this organization 
can do for you and what you and 
this organization can do for 
North western. 

Boutee' appointed acting assistant to the commissioner 

Board of Regents 

Through the hiring of 
several new top adminis- 
trators, the Louisiana 
Board of Regents has 
taken a major step to pre- 
pare for Governor Mike 
Foster's higher education 
reform plan. 

At the board's Oct. 
23 meeting, regents 
approved the hiring of the 
first of several new staff 
members that will be 

responsible for implementing 
and moni- 
toring new 
passed dur- 
ing the last 
session of 
the legisla- 

Of the 
new staff 
hired, for- 
mer assis- 


tant to the president, Harold 
Boutte' was one of those hired. 

Boutte', appointed to the 
post of acting assistant to the 
commissioner, currently serves 
as the executive assistant to the 
president at Grambling State 

Boutte' previously served as 
assistant to the president at 
Northwestern State University 
from 1993-97. In addition, he 
served as director of minority 
affairs and director of auxiliary 

Department of Agriculture grants $300,000 for rural distance learning project 

News Bureau 

The Rural Utilities Service 
of the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture granted $300,000 to 
the University. 

It was announced by Vice 

President Al Gore and Secretary 
of Agriculture Dan Glickman 
during a video conference at 
LSU Medical Center in New 

The grant will be used to 
establish the "Rural Louisiana 

Distance Learning Project," an 
interactive distance learning sys- 
tem between NSU and schools in 
Catahoula. DeSoto, Red River, 
Sabine and Winn Parishes. 

^The project is designed to* 
enhance learning opportunities 

for residents in these parishes by 
providing live interactive voice 
and video over the Internet to 
school sites. 

"Too many students in rural 
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Northwestern 's proposal 
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Dr. Anthony Scheffler is the prin- 
cipal investigator for the project. 

The grant proposal was writ- 
ten by the Director of Grants and 
Contracts, Dr. William Hunt, and 
Dr. Garry Ross, head of the 
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Director of Continuing 
Education, Dr. Alvin Brossette, 
Professor of Education and 
Coordinator of Field 
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Roy Davis and Phillip Gillis of 
the University's Office of 
Academic Computing. 

"One of Northwestern 's 
major goals is to improve com- 
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vices through the use of technol- 
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said. "Another is for the 
University to reach out to the 

communities in its service area 
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The distance learning sys- 
tem will carry programs for high 
school and college level instruc- 
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and job seeking and administra- 
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Each parish will receive a 
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computers, projectors and smart- 
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equipped with a camera and 
microphone for individualized 
video-conference instruction and 

Projectors and smartboards 
will be used for large group 
instruction. The design of the 
system will allow other schools 
with similar equipment to partic- 

Matching funds for the pro- 
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girls were dancing in a tribute 
to her and with the support of 

the band," Parrish said. She 
emphasized that the 
sororities and band members 
have been supportive. 

"She touched so many 
people," Kelli Rivere, dance- 

line member, said. "She loved 

There will also be a blood 
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This series of articles will profile a different organization each week 
here. It is our hope that these articles will spark your interest in the 
extracurricular activities, therefore making the student body more active 
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Boost Alcohol 
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Health of University Students 
and Students Preventing Alcohol 
and Drug Abuse are a small but 
active group with what they 
consider to be an important 
message, especially in light of 
the recent alcohol-related deaths 
at LSU and MIT 

This week the group is 
celebrating Alcohol Awareness 
Week, in conjunction with 
Red Ribbon Week. Their 
activities include handing out red 
ribbons during orientation 

classes as well as handing out 
ribbons and pamphlets in the 
Student Union and Iberville Hall. 

The club's president, Terrick 
Harrell will also be on the 
Student Forum panel to 
answer any questions about the 
club, the activities this week, and 
to address concerns students 
have about alcohol and the cam- 

Everyone is welcome at the 
forum, which is today at 7 p.m. 
at Studio A in Kyser Hall. 

During the spring the club 
will take part in the Health and 
Fitness Fair. 

When asked about the alco- 
hol-related deaths at LSU and 
MIT, the club members 
expressed great concern. 
Harrell commented, "It's a 
tragedy. That's why we are here, 
to prevent further incidences." 

Treska Haley responded 
with, "It's an outrage. It's a 
problem if they [sororities 
and fraternities] make you drink 
to get in. That's the problem." 

Club members agreed. 

Also, the members of 
Baccus and SPADA want to let 
the students know that they 
exist and that anyone is wel- 
come. Heather Perimon said, " 
Baccus and SPADA is a great 
club to be in. We'll show you 
how to have fun without drink- 

Haley said, "We just want 
people to come see what we're 
all about." 

Harrell stressed he wanted 
students to know, "We are not 
trying to get them to not drink at 
all, but when they do, drink rea- 
sonably and responsibly." 

Harrell also emphasized that 
anyone interested in joining the 
club should contact him at 357- 
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The Campus 
According to Casey 

Casey Shannon 

For those of you who might 
be partaking of my column o' 
weekly cheese for the first 

time welcome to what is 

normally the neutralizing agent 
in the whole editorial swing of 

I have dedicated this col- 
umn, for the most part, to por- 
traying my happiness in, an at- 
least, semi-mindful way in hopes 
that someone out there will both 
understand it, and take a part of it 
widi them. 

For those of you who might 
be frequent sailors of "the seas of 
cheese", please forgive me for 
what I am about to do. With that 


Enough with the #@$% 

What is it with the art of 
spreading very personal falsities 
about people you barely know 
for the sake of very small talk. Is 
it that some of us aspire to being 
as popular as those mindless 
tabloids we occupy our quality 
time with while in line at the 

If rumors are your thing, 
than you have invested in quite 
the erroneous assumption. At 
most, those who invest there 
time in malicious storytelling are 
humorous and slightly amusing 

Guest Columnist 

Claire Funderburk 

This year, House Speaker 
Newt Gingrich re-introduced a 
bill called the "Drug Importer 
Death Penalty Act." 

Under this bill someone con- 
victed of importing as little as 
two ounces of marijuana can be 
sentenced to life in prison with- 
out parole. 

If convicted of a second 
offense, the defendant would be 
sentenced to death. 

According to the Marijuana 
Policy Project (OP), an organiza- 
tion devoted to legalizing mari- 
juana, 589,000 marijuana arrests 
were made in the United States 
last year. This is the largest 
record of marijuana arrests in 

Is this getting anyone's 

attention? It seems to me that our 
society is placing an unsubstanti- 
ated stigma on marijuana. This is 
especially upsetting considering 
many of the people who use mar- 
ijuana for it's medical benefits. 

I would like to discuss the 
growing controversy of legaliz- 
ing marijuana for medicinal pur- 

I wiil use the testimony of 
.Lester Ginspoon, M.D., 
Associate Professor of 
Psychiatry at Harvard Medical 
School, who went before the 
Crime Subcommittee of the 
Judiciary Committee in the 
House of Representatives on 
October 1, 1997, to testify in 
defense or marijuana use for 
medicinal purposes. 

(in a Bozo the Clown kind of 

Undoubtedly, everyone 
reading this article has been 
affected by someone else's lack 
of constructive things to do. 

During my continuing stint 
here at Northwestern I have been 
everything from sexually chal- 
lenged to a member of a religious 
cult. I generally offer no reply to 
these comments, largely due to 
the fact that they do not general- 
ly deserve a response. 

However, as of late, I have 
noticed that the rumor mill has 
begun to thicken its out- 
put hence this brief but 

direct response. 

Yes, this is a small town that 
gets lost somewhere in the mid- 
dle of America, and continues to 
scratch and claw in hopes that 
someday it will gain its own spe- 
cial symbol in the whole historic 
swing of things. 

Sure, we (college aged kid 
snot yet given the chance to blos- 

Dr. Ginspoon has three basic 
reasons he says marijuana is 
NOT harmful and SHOULD be 
used for medicinal purposes. 

First, he says "cannabis is 
remarkably safe, although not 
harmless, it is surely less toxic 
than medicines it could replace." 
In fact, he says the greatest dan- 
ger in using marijuana is the 
"illegality that imposes a great 
deal of anxiety and expense on 
people who are aLready suffer- 

Second, Dr. Ginspoon says 
that cannabis would be inexpen- 
sive. Marijuana is a plant, and it 
is extremely sturdy and easy to 
cultivate. If our government 
would legalize it, they could 
grow it rather cheaply and obtain 
large profits. Third, and most 
importantly, marijuana is versa- 

Marijuana can be used to 
treat glaucoma, seizures, pain, 
symptoms of AIDS, and can be 
used as an appetite stimulant for 
people undergoing chemothera- 
py who often have to deal with 
the unpleasant side effects like 


som) are also in that position (in 
a much more historically 
insignificant way). Therefore, I 
can understand the anxiety and 
need for a channel in order to 
relieve some of the stress. This 
does not give the masses permis- 
sion to scar other peoples reputa- 

Be careful what stones you 
cast. After all it is the 

nineties some people throw 

them back at a much greater 

If it is a channel you need, 
there are much more constructive 
things you can do. Try bowling 
or cross-stitching. I hear that fly 
fishing can be a real hoot. 

Whatever you choose do not 
relapse into the horrible disease 
that seems to be sweeping over 
our beautiful campus. 

In closing, to be extremely 
poetic about an otherwise bland 

issue stint the chatter and 

inspire a life. 

nausea and vomiting. 

Dr. Ginspoon does say the 
only negative effect of marijuana 
is the damage that is done to the 
respiratory system from smoking 
it. Even this he says could be 
fixed, if the government would 
spend money to regulate tetrahy- 
drocamabinol (THC), the active 
ingredient, levels in the marijua- 
na. The THC levels could be 
increased so that someone could 
smoke a small dosage and get an 
adequate amount of THC . 

I think society should recog- 
nize the medicinal purposes of 
marijuana for countless numbers 
of individuals affected with vari- 
ous diseases who could benefit. 

Not everyone has die same 
opinions and we shoulo realize 
that and try to be open minded to 
different ideas and different 

That is why 1 am requesting 
that marijuana be legalized for 
medicinal purposes to ensure 
people have the right to do some- 
thing that helps them without 
being unjustly persecuted. 

Freshmen,heed the advice of an upperelassmen 

Dan's Plan 

It's your life, live it my way 

Danny Helms 

It is starting to get cold 
again, and out come the 
freshman wearing their high 
school letterman jackets. 

Bern,; in college is a whole 
new world for you freshman, so I 
am going to give you some tips 

on how to look like you are in 

Monday, I was standing out- 
side Kyser Hall, and got a 
strange feeling I was back in high 
school. I counted 21 high school 
letierman jackets in less than ten 


You are not in high school 
anymore, so take your letterman 
jackets hot aft 

I know you may be proud of 
your high school graduation T- 
shirts, but no one really cares 
about the class of '96. 

The campus bookstore sells 
plenty of Northwestern attire, so 
drop by and pick up a few things 
to replace your high school 

Please take your graduation 
tassels, and high school parking 
passes off your rearview mirrors. 

Finally, I know you paid a 
lot of money for your high 
school rings, but please quit 

wearing them. 

These issues are not only a 
problem with the freshman, I see 
sophomoica, juniors and aCtiikXi 
doing it as well. 

II you are one of these 
people, then you should know 
better. Those high school glory 
days with mommy and daddy are 
the past, and as Robert E. Lee 
said "Let the past be but the 

I hope you take my advice to 
heart. I am not trying to be rude. 
I am just trying to help you fit 
into college life. Trust me, you 
will be expressing the same 
opinions when you get a couple 
of semesters under your belt.. 

Op- Ed 

Tuesday, October 28. 199T 

The Current Sauce 

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The way I see 

Kevin Brough 

It starts as a loud "BOOM" 
and steadily moves in your direc- 

As it approaches, you feel 
the ground begin to shake, you 
see nearby windows begin to 
vibrate and hear what you 
believe to be screams of fear. 

Your heart starts beating 
faster as you ask, "Is it a torna- 

No, there's a cloud in the 


"Is it an explosion?" 

No, there's no smoke or fire 
in sight. 

You think to yourself, "What 
is that awful noise and where is it 
coming from?" 

Just as you look around one 
last time, you spot the culprit and 
discover that it's not what you 
thought it to be. 

Instead of Mother Nature or 
a local terrorist group as you 
originally suspected, you discov- 
er the cause of all of the commo- 
tion is a 1992 Honda Accord 
with gold rims and more stereo 
equipment than your local 
Circuit City cruising Sam Sibley 

The "BOOM" I am referring 
to is the loud music that comes 
from many of the automobiles on 
campus at any given time of the 
day or night. 

It seems that no matter 
where you are on this campus, in 
class on the fourth floor of Kyser 
Hall, trying to sleep in your room 
on the third floor of Sabine or 
trying to enjoy the peace of 
Chaplin's Lake, there is always 
one individual in the vicinity that 
believes we should enjoy their 
music with them. 

The loud music that comes 
from these automobiles is a big 
problem and needs to be stopped. 

Not only is this constant 
racket an annoyance to students 
and faculty alike, it also has 
severe effects on your hearing 
and the hearing of those around 
you and can even land you in 
serious trouble with local law 
enforcement officers, including 
campus police. 

Some students, particularly 
those that participate in the 
"boom fest," consider the loud 
music to be cool On the other 

hand, some students that are 
"non-boomers" consider the 
music to be the most annoying 
problem on campus. 

"To sit in class on the fourth 
floor of Kyser Hall and be able to 
understand the words to a song 
coming from the parking lot 
makes no sense to me. 

I asked 15 random students 
if the loud music is annoying to 
l hem. 

Of the 15 students ques- 
tioned, nine fell that the loud 
music is an annoying problem 
two responded that the loud 
music creates no problem and 
four students had no opinion. 
This makes it seem that the 
majority of students are annoyed 
by the loud music. 

Another problem that arises 
from playing music thai is too 
loud is the hearing loss that can 
and docs occur from listening to 
this loud music for extended 
periods of time. 

In an article written by Brett 
Anderson, he quotes Dr. Sam 
Levine, an otolaryngologist at 
the University of Minnesota, as 
saying, "Regular exposure to 
noise that exceeds 85 decibels 'is 
considered to be dangerous.'" 

According to Dr. Levine, a 
normal conversation should mea- 
sure approximately 50 decibels. 
In comparison to other everyday 
noises, a blender registers at 88 
decibels, an airplane flying over- 
head registers at 103 decibels 
and a rock band registers at a 
dangerous level of 1 14 decibels. 

Decibel levels of common, 
everyday items include a hair 
dryer, alarm clock and garbage 
disposal registering on the scale 
at 80 decibels, a vacuum cleaner 
registering at 70 decibels and a 
subway registering at 100 deci- 

According to Thrive On- 
line, a major condition that is 
caused by continued exposure to 
loud noises, including music, is 
tinnitus, a sound heard in the cars 
when there is no environmental 
noise. Typically, the noises range 
from a slight ringing to a 
whistling or hissing noise in one 
or both cars. 

Tinnitus knows no age limits 
or sex in who it affects. 

Heath Crawford, a journal- 
ism major at NSU, suffers from 
tinnitus caused by listening to 
loud music. 

"The doctor diagnosed my 
tinnitus as being a result of lis- 
tening to loud music all of the 
time," Crawford said. "One of 
the main symptoms I have is a 
constant ringing in my ears." 

Other problems associated 
with exposure to high sound lev- 
els, according to the "LSC White 
Paper on Hearing" include vaso- 
constriction (the change in the 
size of blood vessels), an 
increase in the production of 
hydrochloric acid in the stomach 
and for both men and women, 
soundinduced hormonal output 
which greatly influences the 
reproductive system. 

Finally, loud music will not 
only cost you your hearing, but it 
will also cost you a lot of money. 

In May of 1995, the city of 
Natchitoches passed an ordi- 
nance making it illegal for music 
to be heard within 50 feet of a 

You may be thinking to 
yourself, "Oh, well, I am on the 
campus and the city police have 
no jurisdiction here." 

Wrong! Since the campus 
lies in the city limits, the city 
police have just as much right to 
stop you and ticket you for loud 
music as the campus police do. 

Also, if you think that the 
campus police do not ticket or 
will not ticek for loud music, you 
arc mistaken. 

There have been about 15 
tickets issued by the campus 
police for loud music. 

The cost of a little 
"booinin"' on campus, around 
$40( for the first offense. Willi 
each additional ticket received, 
the line increases. 

According to a night worker, 
the campus police have the 
power to enforce all of the laws 
and ordinances of the city of 
Natchitoches on the campus, 
including the loud music ordi- 

Il is time for the "boomers" 
to grow up and realize that listen- 
ing lo music that is too loud is 
not a form of entertainment, but 
the beginning of a life of punish- 

In fact, it is time for students 
that are "boomers" or consider 
themselves to be, to realize that 
they arc in college for one reason 
only, to get an education and not 
participate in a never-ending car 

If you want to live the 
remaining days of your life hav- 
ing lo yell "What was that?" 
every time someone speaks to 

Send your letters to the 
editor to the Current 
Sauce via e-mail. 


Guest Columnist 

David Balcer 

In the three years 1 have 
been playing baseball here, one 
word comes to mind when 
describing the athletic training 
facility: Pathetic. 

It is pathetic for a Division I 
university to offer their student- 
athletes training equipment that 
is not only substandard for most 
colleges of this size but even for 
some junior colleges and high 

Each fall since my freshman 
year, I have gotten up at 5:30 in 
the morning, three times a week, 
as a part of baseball weight train- 
ing exercises. As the years have 

passed, so has my passion for 
lifting weights in the field house. 
I can dearwilh getting up at the 
crack of dawn, that is not the 

The problem is that in the 
three fall semesters I have been 
here, not one single improve- 
ment has been made tc the 
weight room, a facility in desper- 
ate need of help. 

Neglect of the weight room 
has forced many student-ath- 
letes, including myself, to work 
out in the already crowded 1M 
building. Some even purchase 
memberships to local fitness 

Sauce Columnist 

Shelly F. Hynes 

The Controversial Topic of the 
Week: Cloning of Spare Parts. 
How far will we go? 

First, let me introduce 
myself. I am Shelly F. Hynes, a 
junior Physics major who is 
NOT originally from anywhere 
near the state of Louisiana. I 
hope to spice up the "sauce" a 
little bit by bringing to you hot 
controversial topics each week 
and then asking you, the student 
body, to send rae your com- 
ments. 1 chose cloning this week 
because it was a topic on 
Politically Incorrect, a must see 
show, on at 1 1 p.m. each night. 

Specifically, I would like lo 
address the use of other animals 
in this process. I believe, 
although I may be incorrect, that 
other animals may be used as 
"hosts" to grow extra parts for 
humans, then we harvest them. 
Essentially, the animal dies for 
our benefit. 

My opinion is that this is 
ludicrous!!! We have no more 
right to this planet than any 
other mammal, fungi, bacteria, 
or any other non-sentient being 
lor tltat matter. 

1 believe mat it's just as nat- 
ural for us to become extinct as 
it was for the dinosaurs. We arc 

i arrogant if we believe our life 
is more important than any 
I other living being. 

Although ha\ing the ability 
] to make arms and legs that are 
just as good, feel just like, and 
| are as useful as the real thing 
j would be a wonderful and 
J exciting scientific advance- 
ment, doing it at the expense of 
others, human or otherwise is 
wrong. Until we can create 
these items in a bath of primor- 
dial soup, it shouldn't be done. 

Well, that's my take on this 
subject. Please offer yours, 
including tiny relevant tangents 
from the main subject. My 
email is 
NSHYN7 1 15 (e' I 
hope your comments will be 
published in the next sauce as 
well as a new topic to discuss. 

I) there is a topic you are 
particularly interested in, lei me 
know. ! wilt try to address it in 
following weeks. 

Your letter to the editor could be here!!! Turn it in to 225 

Kyser Hall by Thursday at 4:30 p.m. 
The Current Sauce protects your right to speak your mind. 

Letter to the editor 

Mark Swafford Jr. 

Show Me The Money 

l have found from reading 
in the Shrevcporl Times and 
being enlightened by a few of 
my professors that there is a big 
problem brewing at N.S.U. 

Ycs.we the students do 
complain about many of the 
problems at our campus up 
until now parking probably 
being at the top of the list) but 
now a new problem has reared 
its ugly head on our beloved 

The name of this problem 
is financial aid. For those stu- 
dents that don't know exactly 
what I'm talking about let me 
give you a little background 

A statewide audit.that 
began last year reviewing the 
financial aid programs of 22 
colleges was released a few 
days ago and found some rather 
disturbing discrepancies. 

The State reviewed $82 
million in financial aid and 

scholarship money from July 1, 
1995 to June 30 19% . From 
the $82 million that was 
reviewed, $1.1 million from 
Northwest La. Schools is being 

Now I know what you're 
saying, "what does this have lo 
do with our school?" Well, the 
grand prize winner with 
$872,000 of $1.1 million dol- 
lars being questioned is Mono 
oilier than Northwestern State 

Now, 1. for one am 
Ashamed!!! I'm not a mathe- 
matician and I don't run the 
financial aid department. But, 
how can you have so many 
problems in one department. 

1 mcan.this audit should 
have just been directed at NSU. 
The. next college with finan- 
cial question.*?, about their activ- 
ities with financial aid was 
LSUMC with $138,000. 

Now true, we arc talking 
about a lot of money but if you 
subtract the two totals I got lo 
say that we've LSUMC beat 

hands down. 

This is a big problem at 
Northwestern that needs some 
direct attention soon. One of 
the main reasons, cited for a 
drop in enrollment this semes- 
ter was the lack of availability 
to students to get financial aid. 

If we want our Uni versity 
to flourish and become the 
great school of learning that it 
so desperately wants to be, we 
need to sit down and evaluate 
die financial aid process and 
come up with some solutions. 

1 think this can only be 
achieved one way. 

The president needs to 
have a open meeting to have a.n 
open wi th all the NSU students 
where each student has the right 
to voice their complaints and 
give their ideas for a solution to 
the president. 

Then and only then the 
president can meet with his fac- 
ulty and discuss a way to make 
our opinions a reality and solve 
this problem. 

The motto of our school is 
"Where students comes first." 
Here is an opportunity for the 
university to instill some faith 
in its students that the motto 
still holds true. 

Mark Swafford Jr. 
Political Science major 

The Residential Scoop!! 

Here's the scoop. Who decides on the programs in the residence halls and why aren't the stu- 
dents surveyed for their input? Answer: GOOD QUESTION. 

Actually, students are informally surveyed. R.A.'s ask for suggestions from their residents 
for programming ideas during their first hall meetings. Programming ideas are also solicited from 
residents via each resident hall's dorm council. The housing staff encourages ideas and comments 
about programming throughout the year. Any positive change or suggestion is more than appreciated. 

Formal survey is not currently being utilized throughout the residential system. It is being 
used in some residence halls. The biggest concern we have with system-wide surveying is the lack of 
response of residents to their own program ideas. This concern is being addressed and alternatives 
arc being discussed. We hope that we can implement a survey tool that can generate ideas as well as 

In closing, the Housing Department would like lo say that we are excited about the response 
to the column and would like to encourage more students to voice their opinions. 

centers. Is this necessary? 

Should the training facility 
of a Division I university make 
the student-athlete feel com- 
pelled to train elsewhere? 

For those who have not been 
in the field house weight room, 
let me give you a brief tour. 

On the south side of the 
rqom are four squat racks that 
serve a variety of purposes oilier 
than just collecting a great deal 
of rust. When an adjustable 
bench is added, these racks serve 
as a bench press, incline press 
and military (shoulder) press. In 
other words, NSU provides four 
free weight stations for over 500 
student -athletes to work out both 
lower and upper body. 

This is like changing all the 
highways in Dallas to two lane 
roads. It creates nothing but 
headaches and horrendous traffic 
jams during peak times of use. 

Along the west wall of the 

weight room lies the leg exten- 
sion, leg curl, and let pull down 

How old are these 
machines? Trying to get an 
answer to this question is like 

rying to talk your way out of a 
parking ticket, it is simply a 
waste of time. Nobody seems to 
know the answer. 

These machines look as 

hough they had been used by 
Demon football great Jackie 
Smith back in 1962. and believe 
me, they have not aged well. 
Finally, to round out the 

our, there is the equipment 
along the north wall. The leg 
press machine is located in this 
area for those who like the sound 
of grinding metal. 

This machine, which is 
probably oiled and greased once 
a decade, has been fixed more 

imes than my roommate's 1979 
Chevettc. Also along this wall, 

somewhat hidden in the comer 
and behind the door, are the neck 
training machines. These 
machines, plagued with dust and 
cobwebs, look more like 
medieval torture devices than 
weight training equipment. 

So who should be responsi- 
ble for fixing this problem? 
Surprisingly, there's currently no 
money in the athletic budget, 
according to athletic director 
Greg Burke, to fund the weight 
room a'td furnish it wi'h better 

Where should the money 
come from then? Should the ath- 
letic department find a place in 
their limited budget to fund this 
or should action be taken by the 
University which faces many 
problems of its own? 

As a student-athlete, I real- 
ize the athletic department has 
done a great deal with the 
amount of money (hey have been 

given to work with. I understand 
that it's difficult to budget this 
money equally among the sports 
to satisfy each of the sport's 
needs. However, the problem 
facing the weight room, as well 
as a possible solution, needs to 
be addressed. 

If the facility continues to 
receive neglect, many top 
recruits will veer away from 
Northwestern and our athletic 
program will suffer as a result. 

Why don't we solve this 
problem now and make 
Noi th western one of the best 
training sites in Louisiana, 
enabling it to gain the commit- 
ments of top recruits and ulti- 
mately creating a better name for 
ourselves in college sports. 

In the meantime though, I 
have one thing to say to my fel- 
low student-athletes, "See you in 
the IM building." 


page 6 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday. October 28. 1997 

Argus - What's it all about? 

Sandy Baber 
Argus editor 

According to Greek mythol- 
ogy, Argus was a giant with a 
hundred eyes. 

While some of his eyes 
"slept." he kept watch with the 
others. Hermes lulled Argus to 
sleep with his magic lyre and 
then slew him with a stone. 
Upon finding the dead Argus. 

Hera, queen of the Gods, placed 
his eyes in the tail of the pea- 

The cover of Argus is tradi- 
tionally designed to represent the 
ancient Greek legend. The feath- 
er is a symbol of the idea that 
Argus is a single publication in 
which the various talents and 
points of view of NSU students 
may find expression. 

Argus accepts submissions 

in art. poetry, fiction and non-fic- 
tion. Students have the opportu- 
nity to win prizes in each catego- 
First place receives 

SI 00, second place receives 
$75, and third place receives 
$50. The winning cover 
design wins $100 and the sec- 
ond place cover entry is pub- 
lished on the back cover. 

This year's Argus will be 

published in the 
spring of 

but submissions will 
only be taken in 
the fall 

Winners Winners Winners Winners Winners Winners Winners Winners Winners 




First Place - "Nothing but Static; Living in the 
Age of Media" — Melissa Bans 
Second Place - "Exits'"' — Jason Maricle 
Third Place - "The Case of the Hideous 
Medallion" - - Lynnette Jackets 

Scholarly Essay 
First Place - "Opening my Eyes Before i Speak: 
Ethos, Ethics, and the Role of Audience in 
Rhetoric" - - Sherry Talton 
Second Place - "Deluded Epiphanies'" - - Justine 
Courtney Reilfy 
Third Place - "The Many Faces of Death in 
Chaucer's The Pardoners Talc"" - - Randy Price 


First Place - "The Struggle" - - James D. Bootay 

Second Place - "Loneliness"' - - Gabriel 

Third Place - "Roswell Revisited" - - Gabriel 
Honorable Mention - - Art 
"Division," "Teacher Thinking," "Study of 
Nude," and "Friend" - - James D. Bootay 

"For God do loved the World" - - Gabriel 

(photograph of) "The Rape of the Sabine" - - 

Tabitha McQucary 
"I Ride With the Buffalo" - - Matthew Dawson 


First Place - "Poem/Antipoem" by Justine 
Courtney Reilly and "I heart the third grade" by 

Pam Richards 
Second Place - "Spacedog" by Kevin J. Bourque 
Third Place - "Conclusions" by Rhiannon 

Honorable Mention - - Poetry 
"3 drunk haiku," "Rocketry," "Bruce Fee Meets 
My 4th Grade Piano Teacher" by Kevin J, 

"Mother's McalioaC "Anti-domestication 
Propaganda," "Alice and the Aluminum Box" by 
Pam Richards 
"The Face of Taranis," "Leanan Sidhe" by 
Anthony Palazzo 
"About Woman" by Noelle McMuilen 
"a lost love" by Thien-Kim Lam 

To be Published 
"Les Poissons Rouges" by Pam Richards 
"Virgo" by Jennifer Read 
"Peas" by Bree Roberts 
"Falling" by Paula Crover 
"Rage" by Noelle McMuilen 
"Not a Love Poem" by Micheal Arnaud 
"Curmudgeon's Corner" by Ick. E. Poo 
"Negativity" by Rowan Grove 
"Cafe' Latte With a Double Shot of 
Pretension," Porphyis'a Revenge,' 

Chinese A Deux" by Justine Courtney Reilly 

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes 

First place $100, second place $75, third place $50 


Only entries accepted this 
semester will be published in the 
spring. Enties accepted next 
semester will be published in the 
spring 1999 edition. 

All entries are submitted to 
three professors, who decide 
which entries should win or be 

Many people complain that 
Argus does not have quality 
work, but it is a representation of 
the students of NSU. 

.1 heart the third grade 
It was you who came in the night 
and kept the dawn away from us, 
a couple of kids too young 
to have any real fun after midnight, 
staying up as late as we could, 
and still passing out at one, 
sitting on our sleeping bags 
on the dining room floor, 
playing Travel Trouble in our paja- 

until we got too bored, 

or just fell asleep. 

And when we lost our battle with 


and the laser beams of light 
hit the surface of the carpeted sea 
surrounding my Strawberry 
island of slumber, 
the smooth flesh of our childish, 
fat faces met again with sun- 

and you were always the 

to stake your claim 
an the grape-nuts. 

By Pam Richards 

Non-Traditional Student 
Breakfast Club 

Fall 1997 Dates 

September 3, 10, 17, & 24 
October 1,8, 15, 22, &29 
November 5,12, & 19 
December 3 & 10 

7 am - 9 am Faculty Lounge 
Student Union 

Non-Traditional Student 
Brown Bag Lunch 

Fall 1997 Dates 

September 30 

October 3 1 
November 20 
December 10 

1 1 am - 1 pm Cane River Room 
Student Union 

Entry Form 

Argus 1997 - 1998 

Do NOT write your name on the entry 
your Social Security Number! 

Please Print or Type 
Real Name [L, F, MI]: 


Social Security Number: 

Date: Title of Entry: 

Pen Name: 

Phone Number:. 

Circle: Fiction Non-fiction Poetry Art 
Undergraduate Graduate 
Please submit 5 copies of your entry and write a little about 
yourself on a piece of paper! Questions? Call 357-6160 or 
stop by the second floor lobby of Boozman Dorm! Turn in 

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Tuesday, November 4 th , 1997 


Cybervision 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Union Lobby 

Wednesday, Nov. 5 th 
Self- Defense Seminarl 
featuring Doug Prescott 
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Student Union 3a\\room 

Thursday, Nov. 

Ricky Kalmon 
S p.m. 
The Alley 

Friday, Nov. 7 th 

Demons Come Out! 

Pep Rally 
10 p.m. 
Turpin Stadium 

Saturday, Nov. 3 th 

NSU vs. 

Jacksonville State 

Tailgate Party 

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Next to the Fieldhouse 

Monday, Nov. 10 th 

Ventriloquist/ Comedienne 

Michelle La-Pong 
3 p.m. 
The Alley 

Wednesday, Nov 12 

Drive In Movie 



7 p.m. 
Turpin Stadium 

Arts & Entertainment 

— — ■ Tuesd; 

page 8 The Current Sauce Tuesday. October 28, 1997 - 

Just in time for Halloween: new Entombed released j H 

Lesa thorn pso n 
A & E Editor 

Music For Nations 

The brand new 
Entombed album, To Ride, 
Shoot Straight and Speak the 
Truth, comes out today. 
Methinks this is Fate. 

Now, could you possibly 
think of a better way to head 
into the Halloween Holiday 
than with the new Entombed 
record? Well, maybe. But 
whatever else you come up 
with to entertain yourself, it 
will be all the more enjoyable 
if you do it while listening 
to Entombed. 

Okay, so for the novices, 
please allow me to expand 
your horizons and give you a 
little background information 
on Entombed. (Besides, it 
makes the people at the label 
feel like their bios aren't for 

Entombed is from 
Sweden, the land of ice and 
snow, where everything's 
white and everyone's 
depressed, or so they say. 

The band has four 
albums out, including To Ride, 
Shoot Straight and Speak the 
Truth, and they recently won the 
Kerrang! magazine award for 

"The Spirit of Independence." 

The award was presented to 
Entombed by none other than the 
legendary Lemmy "Stay tuned or 
I'll pull your mother's head off" 

Kilmeister from Motorhead, 
who forgot all about the 
prestigious event just a 
month after it happened. Go 

At any rate, I don't think 
Entombed really mind a 
whole lot. They seem to 
have pretty good senses of 

The new album even has 
a live track (actually, it's a 
"faux live track" ) that gui- 
tarist Alex Hellid explains 
as "...actually not live. We 
sampled the audience off 
Cheap Trick!" Now that, 
Estelle, is hysterical, and 
I'm sure Cheap Trick would 
be proud. 

As far as that goes, 
Entombed should be proud. 
It's taken them quite some 
time to get To Ride... out for 
the consumption of the 
masses, and the album's 
well worth every minute 
that was spent waiting. 

First off, the vocals are 
intense, but they're 
understandable. I don't 
know about anybody else, 
but I get hella tired of not 
understanding what vocal- 
ists are saying. In L-G 
Petrov's case, I don't have 
to strain my brain trying to 
figure it out. 

Petrov has found out 
how to walk that fine line 
between aggression and aggrava- 
tion. His voice is all-powerful, 

but it's smooth. Petrov doesn't 
come off sounding like he's been 
gargling with gasoline and it 
made him forget how to annunci- 
ate his words. 

Petrov kills. He should pass 
some of that talent around. 
There exists in the world a whole 

shebang of vocalists who could 
stand to learn what the Entombed 
frontman has to teach. 

Now, let's move on to the 
lyrics. They're killer. Entombed 
offers food for thought, and I 
think you'll appreciate it. 

As a matter of fact, this 

whole album is killer. I'm 
excited about it, and I'm totally 
stoked by the fact that I get to 
review it the same day it comes 
out. Especially so close to All 
Hallow's Eve. 

Maybe it really is Fate, 

I Know What You Did Last Summer, but 
it wasn't enough to make me Scream 

C laire Funderbur k 
Contributing Writer 


Screenwriter Kevin 
Williamson's new movie. I Know 
What You Did Last Summer, 
should have been titled Scream 
part 2. 

Williamson won critical and 
commercial praise for his hit 
movie, Scream. about a 
homicidal killer in a Halloween 
costume who stalked kids. The 
script for / Know What You Did 
iMst Summer sounds amazingly 
similar but not quite as good. 

A homicidal maniac in a 
black rain coat terrorizes teany- 
boppers in a small town. Two of 
the victims are Jennifer Love 
Hewitt from the television series 
"Party of Five" and Sarah 
Michelle Gellar of "Buffy the 
Vampire Slayer." 

Time for monthly letter to editor & response 

Hewitt is the usual stupid 
chick who just screams a lot. but 
Gellar gives a somewhat 
commendable performance as a 
prom queen who gets done-in 
during a parade. 

Anne Heche, the famous 
lover of Ellen DeGeneres. also 
gives a short performance as the 
sister of a murder victim. 

Even though the plot is 
predictable and weak at the end, 
the movie still scared me and 
everybody else. 

A lot of the same effects that 
totally scared me in / Know What 
You Did Last Summer were used 
in Scream. The killer was 
usually covered in a black scary 
costume with only his boots 
visible. Sometimes only the 
killer's shadow was seen floating 
just out of the victim's sight. 
Also, the murder scenes were 
realistic enough with good cam- 
era shots that showed just 
enough of what was 
happening without going over- 
board and grossing everybody 

/ Know What You Did Last 
Summer overall fails to live up to 

Scream. There is a plot twist like 
Scream, but it isn't nearly as 
clever or entertaining. 

The cast of / Know What You 
Did. .also failed to capture the 
star presence that Scream had 
with stars like Drew Barry more, 
Courtney Cox and Skeet Uirich. 
Finally, the killer just isn't scary 
or as funny as the killers in 

Even though / Know What 
You Did Last Summer isn't as 
good or as Scream, it is 
overall a scary movie perfect for 
the Halloween season. 

One tip—if you do go and see 
/ Know What You Did Last 
Summer, stay for the very last 
scene because it is a killer! 

SideBar to 
swiped my 
Paradise Lost and 
Type O Negative discs: 
You Suck. 


To A & E Editor, 

I just wanted to say I really 
digged the reviews. I thought 
NSU would review cheesy crap 
like Matchbox 20, but I am glad 
somebody has some taste. 

I am in a local Hardcore 
band, and I was wondering if 
A&E reviews unsigned and 
independent bands. 

There is a show in Breaux 
Bridge at the Main Street Club in 
November. Three Death Metal 
bands are going to play: 
[Embodyment, Subatic Feast and 

Flesh Paraid - sic]. 

Christopher Allen Hicks 


Thanks for taking the time to 
write in and let me know what's 
on your mind. Your words of 
encouragement go a long way. 

I try to get a variety of music 
covered on the page so every- 
body gets something they like, 
but Metal is my all-time favorite. 

I try to do as much for the 
local music scene as I possibly 
can. I think that any attention 

given to Louisiana's music does 
us all some good. It helps to shift 
the attention of record labels our 
way, which is something we all 

So if you have something 
from an unsigned band that you 
want reviewed, go on and send it 
to me. I promise, I'll try to work 
it onto the page. 

The reason why we don't 
review "cheesy crap like 
Matchbox 20" is because we 
don't have to. People can hear 
that on the radio for themselves. 



Halloween Makeup 

Glow in the Dark 
Face paint 

Plastic Spiders 

Fake Spider Webs 

Witch Hats 

Black Nails 
Fake Blood 

in the tube 

Blood Capsules 

Witch Candles 
Foot Candles that 

bleed when lit 
Halloween Party 

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We try to cover more music that 
doesn't have as easy a time 
getting its name out. 

There's a butt-load of great 
music out there, but an awful lot 
of it doesn't get airplay. In turn, 
the artists don't get label support 
and not many people get 
acquainted with the music. Sad 
but true. 

There are a bunch of killer 
Metal bands from Louisiana that 
deserve attention but don't get 
nearly enough of it. Maybe you 
might want to check out 
Tungsten. Choke, Soilent Green, 
DeadMan Circus and Crowbar if 
you get the chance. They kick 

Anyway, here's the mailing 
address: Current Sauce c/o A&E. 
NSU Box 5306, Natchitoches. 
LA 71497. 

Our e-mail address is 
currentsauce @ 

We're in Rm. 225 of Kyser. 


A6E Briefs 


The Theatre Department will present Oscar Wilde's classic 
comedy, The Importance of Being Ernest, in Theatre West of the A.A. 
Fredericks Center for Creative and Performing Arts. 

Production dates are Nov. 6-7, 9-10 and 13-16. Performances 
start at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday, Nov. 16. That performance will 
begin at 2 p.m. Outreach performances for high school students will 
be on Nov. 13-14 at 10 a.m. 

Wilde described his work as "a trivial comedy for serious 
people," an apt description since it serves up a brilliantly satirical 
concoction of mistaken identities, hilarious puns and the scene- 
stealing antics of Lady Bracknell,one of the most beloved roles in 
British theater. This story has been rewritten and retold time and 
again, but always using the same basic story line: man lies to 
girlfriend and pretends to be who he isn't. 

"This play is one of the comic masterpieces of the English 
language," director Dr. Jim Stacy said. "It involves constant 
deception, exchanges and witticisms. It's similar to a Shakespearean 

Students can get up to two tickets free with an NSU ID. Tickets 
for the public are $4 each. 

For further information, call 357-6891. 

Cafe' Caffe' to host killer costume 
contest to kick-off Halloween fun 

L esa thompson 
A&E Editor 

Need something to do for 
Halloween but you're not driving 
to New Orleans for the annual 
House of Shock? 

Well, don't despair. There's 
something going on right here in 
Natchitoches, and if you're 
going to be here anyway, this is a 

great way to spend your 
Halloween. Hang and bang all 
night long on Front street at 
Cafe' Caffe'. 

Cafe' Caffe' will be hosting 
a Halloween Extravaganza that's 
scheduled to kick-off promptly at 
8:30 p.m. 

Everybody who arrives in 
costume will get in free, so get 
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Cafe' Caffe' will be holding 
costume contests in the 
following categories: most 
outrageous; most/least original; 
best/worse drag queen (Do not 
disappoint me, "Ladies."}; most 
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favorite); best live/dead rock stiff 
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that "least original" to fall back 
on.); television and movie staf? 
best literary figure and more. 

And if all else fails, Madan? 
Oona will be available to oV> 
palm readings. So don't spend 
Halloween wasting the time 
away with your special psychic 
friend. Go get a reading in 
person; it's the spiritual thing to 

Anyway, that's the scoop of 
what to do to paint the towfl 
orange this Halloween. 

Oh, yeah. Cafe' Caffe' has 
stuff going on the rest of the 
week, too. Wednesday is poetry 
night, Thursday is open mike 
night, on Saturday, Big Manti* 
plays from 9-11 p.m., at><* 
Monday is video night, which | 
intend to take advantage o> 
myself sometime and makS 
everybody watch The Rose. 


Tickets ! 

Arts & Entertainment 

Tuesday. October 28, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 9 

This may be only place where industrial meets ballet 

Staff Writer 


Building Records 

Okay, this may be hard to 
follow, but it's the only way I can 
describe this band. 

Imagine if everyone in 311 
got hit by a bus. Then after they 
got out of the hospital, they 
realized they could only play 

Metal music. Well, they would 
probably sound something like 
this band, day in the life. 

It's amazing how much 
music is fragmenting into 
different little groups these days. 
Labeling the music gets harder as 
time passes. Bands like Day in 
the life make sure of that. 

Day in the life has this 
appeasing sound that sort of 
grabs you by the ears and doesn't 
let go throughout the entire CD. 

Because of its simplicity, 
Songs like "See you on the way" 
echo in my head while I'm sit- 
ting in class. 

Unlike 311, day in the life 
doesn't use keyboards or synthe- 
sizers to get their snazzy sounds. 
It's just straight-up guitar, bass 
and drums for day in the life. 

This self-titled is another 
must have if you want to pump 
yourself up for, well anything I 

guess. Don't hesitate to snatch it 
if you see a copy lying around. 


Misery Loves Company's 
Not Like Them is a very dark 
industrial rock CD. 

I guess you could say it's a 
"pessimist friendly" album. 
References to suicide, a Godless 
man and murder are what you 
might find here, 
and probably the 
only downside to 
this otherwise fine 
piece of work. 

The songs 
stream out the CD 
with hard Metal 
guitar riffs, 
industrial noises 
and LOTS of ear 

bleeding scream. singing. 

I could only imagine the 
pain in Patrik's vocal chords 
after recording this. He does this 
singing quite effectively though. 
It goes well with the music and it 
doesn't get aggravating because 
the lyrics are understandable. 

There is good mix of slow 
and fast on this album. As a 
whole, it turns out to be one heck 
of an industrial CD that you 
could probably mosh or sway to. 
Maybe the next album from 
these guys 
will be the 
happy one. 
Then they 
could change 
their name to 
Loves Co." 

B u t 
don't hold 
your breath. 

Visiting dancers entertain yet confuse guest reviewer 

Keri Champion 
Contributi ng Writer 

The North Carolina Dance 
Theatre performed at the A. A. 
Frederick's Auditorium last 

The ballet included two 
separate shows. The first, Parts 
of a Wlwle, is based on a 
character called "Reason." 

Reason was in the middle of 
a mini-drama after the detonation 
of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima 
during World War II. The 
detonation caused panic and 
paranoia in its aftermath. 

Reason was then faced with 
the challenge of overcoming her 

adversaries, "Fear" and 
"Paranoia." In order to do so, 
she had to make the people of 
Hiroshima feel secure. 

Reason did a tender, 
compassionate dance that was 
beautifully choreographed. The 
dance is supposed to symbolize 
the fact that through "reason," 
the world may be restored to a 
place without the worry of the 
deadly threat of the atomic 

The third wave of Parts of a 
Whole had a jazzy nightclub 
atmosphere. A pianist accompa- 
nied the dancers and the music 
was entertaining and fun. The 
dancers seemed to let themselves 

go, proving that people can let go 
of their worries and that reason 
will win in the end. 

Parts of a Whole was 
interesting but somewhat hard to 
follow. Had it not been for the 
plot summary inside the 
program, I would not have been 
capable of following this loose 
story line. 

Despite this, 1 felt that the 
show's choreography was 
interesting and the dancers did a 
good job with the movements 
and most of the mood changes in 
the story. 

The second show, Who 
Cares, was a welcome change 
from Parts of a Whole which 

required some tmnKing. 

Who Cares was nothing 
more than a fun and lively dance 
program that included several 
songs from the famous American 
composer Gershwin. 

The show had 16 dance 
numbers, and each was a joy to 

1 think that Who Cares was 
the highlight of the night because 
it was easy-going and had a 
sprightly flare. 

Overall, the North Carolina 
Dance Theatre combined jazz 
and ballet steps along with tap 
steps that made it entertaining 
and something that could easily 
have been appreciated by some- 
one who doesn't know much 
about dance. 


The Stone Poets are a local 
band from Baton Rouge that 
have an interesting mellow pop 

Their album, terra firma, is 
what you could call light 
alternative rock. 

Some of the songs like 
"beautiful girl" make you feel 
like skipping around campus. 
But other songs, like "ghost" and 
"arrow," make you want to cry 
(I'm kidding. Maybe you'll feel 
sad, but just a little). But that's 
the kind of mixture you'll find on 
terra firma. 

Lead singers Monique 
Bourgeois and Randy Poche 
share the songs on the 8-track 
album. I enjoyed listening to 
Monique's four songs a bit more 
than Randy's. 1 don't know why. 
It probably has something to do 
with her sweet sounding voice. 

The only problem(s) I have 
with this CD is that I thought the 
music could have been juiced up 
more during the production. The 

singing seems to dominate over 
the rest. 

Also, don't try to blow out 
your eardrum by cranking up the 
volume. I think it was meant to 
be listened to at lower levels. 

Oh yeah, the CD is 
extremely short. I wanted to 
hear more stuff from these guys. 
They had seven original songs 
and an interesting cover of 
BowWowWow's hit punk song 
from the 80s, "I Want Candy." 

I can't wait to see what the 
Stone Poets come out with next. 

And if you'd like to get a 
copy of terra firma for yourself, 
you can reach the Stone Poets by 
phone at (504) 336-9314. 

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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 28, 1997 

Demons find running game "run Ronnie run" 

Kris Collinsworth 
staff writer 

Something appeared from 
the clouds of Saturday's game: a 
rushing attack. 

Northwestern State's Ronnie 
Powell, who led the newly found 
rushing offense with 23 carries 
for 211 yards and three touch- 
downs, added to the Demons 
butchering of the Arkansas Tech 
Wonderboys 49-10. 

Powell, a 5-8, 178-pound 
junior, rushed for the fifth-high- 
est single game total in 
Northwestern State history. Only 
two other backs Joe Delaney, 
who has three of the five highest 
single game totals with 299, 253, 
and 231, and Clarence Matthews 
at 234, have posted better single 
game totals. 

"I just have to thank my full- 
back and offensive line who kept 
on blocking," said Powell. 
"They always say that I never 
follow them." 

"Ronnie had a great night," 
said Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin. "Maybe the most 
impressive thing was that there 
wasn't a big long run in there. 
He just kept banging away and 
taking what the offensive line 
gave him. He was durable, and 
that was really exciting to see, 
because that has been the ques- 
tion mark on him this season." 

The Demons rushed for a 
whopping 416 yards on 60 car- 
ries and five touchdowns, a 
high for Northwestern State head 
coach Sam Goodwin. With an 
added 96 passing yards the 
Demons place a season high 515 
yard total offense. 

The Demons exploded in the 
first quarter lighting the score- 

board up 7-0 with 12:20 on the 
clock on a 15 yard run by 

"It was just something for 
the first down," said Powell. "I 
found a little crease and Rob 
threw a heck of a block. I just 
drove on in." 

Powell ran for 1 1 yards with 

"Ronnie had a great 

"...Me just kept banging 
away and taking what the 
offensive line gave him." 

Head Coach Sam Goodwin 

7:21 left on the clock in the first 
quarter to make it 14-0. On 
Arkansas Tech's next possession, 
Demon defensive back Jermaine 
Jones intercepted Wonderboy 

quarterback Todd Cooley's pass, 
returning it for 27 yards to the 
Demon 10-yard line. 

"The middle linebacker 
made a really good play and 
broke it up," said Jones. " I just 
happened to be there and took 

The Demons ended there 
scoring in the first quarter with 
5:33 left on the clock with a 2- 
yard touchdown run by senior 
running back Rob Robertson 
bringing the score to 2 1 -0. 

Northwestern shot the score 
up to 28-0 in the second quarter 
with an 33-yard interception 
return for a touchdown by junior 
linebacker Alja Delaney with 
13:12 left in the half. 

"We were in man coverage," 
said Delaney. "The linebackers 
had the tailback and the fullback 
and the defensive line pressured 

Pat Palmer on the receiving end of a 45 yard pass attempt 
from Warren Patterson late in the first half. 

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the quarterback. He had to 
throw it and when he did it float 
and I broke on it and caught the 
ball and ran it into the end 

The Wonderboys livened 
up when Paul Peletz booted a 
25 yard field goal, putting them 
on the board 28-3. Arkansas 
Techs' next score came from an 
interception return by Jon 
Parker for 34 yards and raised 
its score to 28-10. 

The second half began with 
a repeal performance by Powell, 
running for 15 yards with 8:39 
left in the third and rocketed the 
score to 35-10. 

After an interception by 
Demon linebacker Matt Slate at 
the Demon 47-yard line, 
Northwestern State ended its 
drive with 2:37 left in the third 
with a 2-yard jump by quarter- 
back Warren Patterson and 
boosted the score to 42-10. 

Northwestern closed out the 
game with 11:10 left on the 
clock with a 6-yard run by junior 
fullback Darren Drago that 
clinched the score 49-10. 

"We got out front 28-0 and 

No. 24 Ronnie Powell rounds the eomer on his way to 211 
yards and the fifth best rushing perfomance in NSU history. 

relaxed in the second quarter, 
and our offensive execution 
dropped off," Goodwin said. 
"We had a great drive to start the 
third quarter and that was impor- 
tant, to reestablish our domi- 

"I told Steve (former offense 

coordinator and Arkansas Tech 
head coach Steve Mullins) that 
his offense was better than 
Southwest Texas State's," said 
Goodwin. "They couldn't move 
the ball on us and tonight, Tech 
hit us for a few 20-25 yard gain- 

Cross-Country right in stride 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

Northwestern State, led 
by Sophomores Mark Keough 
and Christal Traylor, swept the 
men's and women's team titles in 
the USL Invitational cross coun- 
try meet at Acadian a Park in 

Keough and Traylor 
were individual winners as NSU 
swept a meet for the first time 
this year. The timing for their 
success is great as NSU gears up 
for the Southland Conference 
Championships this coming 
weekend at Huntsville, Texas. 

The NSU women nar- 
rowly missed scoring a perfect 
mark of 15, placing all five of 
their qualifying runners in the 
top six. Following Traylor's 
winning time of 1 1 :37 was team- 
mate Molly Magill with a time of 
1 1 :50. Senior Malissa Carr was 

next for NSU in 1 1 :55, just ahead 
of Lamar's Stephanie Duffy, who 
spoiled NSU's bid for a perfect 
score by finishing fourth. 

Rounding out the scor- 
ing for Northwestern were 
Bridget Gharrity with a time of 
12:18 and Jody Gowdy in 12:25. 
Gharrity and Gowdy finished 
fifth and sixth, respectively. 

"It was a low key meet," 
Women's head coach Bridgett 
Cobb said. "It was only three 
teams total with us, USL, and 
Lamar. We ran 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 
and 6th." 

Although there was not a 
lot of competition at this meet, 
Cobb nonetheless was pleased 
with her team's performance. 
"Our score of 17 is probably one 
of the lowest scores we have ever 
had," Cobb said. "We will take 
this. We are very happy with 

"The top five or six are 

really coining along well right 
now," continued Cobb. "We are 
getting everybody recovered and 
getting our mental focus for the 
conference championships this 
coming Saturday." 

The strong showing of 
the women carried over to the 
men as NSU took first place with 
a score of 24. Lamar was second 
with 40 and USL third with 59. 

Leading the NSU men 
was Keough, who covered the 
three-mile course in 15:26, 12 
seconds faster than second place 
finisher Paul Fleming of USL. 
NSU's Todd Boddie ran in third 
with a time of 15:46, with team- 
mate Robert Bonner three sec- 
onds back in fourth place and 
Demon freshman Chris Baker 
fifth in 15:51. 

Junior Juan Londono's 
effort of 16:34 was good for 11th 
place and capped the scoring for 
the Demon's. 

Demon putting woes continue 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The Northwestern State golf 
team turned in its best team 
round of the tournament last 
Monday at the Louisiana Tech 
Invitational at Pine Hills Country 

Club, but it was not enough to 
bring the Demon's out of 13th 

Magnus Akerstrom contin- 
ued to lead the Demons, but his 
closing round of 82 was off the 
pace he showed the first two 
days of the tournament, slKxiting 

NSU Women's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

NSU Men's Student 
Athlete of the Week 

Gretchen Hecht. Volleyball 

The sophomore out- 
side hitter paced the 
Demons to a 3-2 victory 
over Troy State last 
Friday. Gretchen record 
ed 16 kills, 18 digs and 3 
acesas thew Demons 
improved their overall 
record to 8-1 6. 

Upcoming Home Contes t*; 

October 28th 7 p.m. 
vs Texas San Antonio 

Northwestern State 

Athletic Department 

Ronnie Powell. Football 

The junior tailback 
rushed for 21 1 yards and 
three touchdowns to 
lead the Demons to a 49- 
10 rout of Arkansas Tech. 
For his efforts, ronnie was 
named the SFL Offensive 
Player of the Week. 
Upcoming Home Contests 
November 8th 6 p.m. 
vs. Jacksonville 

Northwestern State 

Athletic Department 

76-74. Jesse Mancuso had a 
good closing round of 74, but 
struggled in the early rounds 
with scores of 83 and 78. 

"We did not do very well," 
Head Coach Eric Kasper said. 
"We had some bad holes and our 
putting was bad as well." 

Kasper did see some things 
that give NSU optimism for 
upcoming events. 'There were 
some progressions made in this 
tournament," Kasper said. 
"Magnus did fairly well the first 
two days, he shot 76-74, but then 
he had three bad holes in a row 
on the last day. He shot over 80 
in the last round. 82 in fact." 

Other players who con- 
tributed to the Demon effort 
were Paul Cullen with a closing 
78-238 total and Blair Bockhaus 
with an 81-244 finish. 

Kasper noted that the quick 
greens contributed to the 
Demon's woes. "The greens 
were very fast, stimping over 
10," Kasper said. "Nobody 
played good at all, they had too 
many high numbers, double 
bogeys, and not enough birdie 
putts rolling in." 

Kasper sounded confident 
that the hard times NSU is going 
through now early in the season 
will pay off later in the confer- 
ence schedule. "We are gearing 
up, rebuilding, trying to get 
ready for the conference tourna- 
ments," Kasper said. 

Arkansas State won the tour- 
nament with a combined score of 
888. Andre Prejean of Louisiana 
Tech ran away with medalist 
honors in the 72-man field by 
seven strokes with a closing 
round 71 and a 209 total. 

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I Vol. 86. No. 13, 10 pages 

Current Sauce 

The Student 9{eiuspaper of ' 0\[ortfvwestern State University 

Natchitoches. Louisiana 

Tuesday. November 4. 1997 

President Webb signs proclamation observing October as Disability Awareness Month 

Kevin D. Brough 
staff writer 

Oct. 29, Dr. Randall J. Webb 
signed a proclamation observing 
October as Disability Awareness 
jdonth at Northwestern State 

This proclamation was 

signed to commemorate the first 
meeting of the Students With 
Disabilities Association. 

"Our purpose in starting this 
organization is to bring students 
with disabilities together in both 
a social and support setting," 
Stefanie Guffey, General College 
graduate assistant, said. "Also, 

we are an awareness organization 
for all students here at 

The Students With 
Disabilities Association (SDA) 
is a project of the Office of 
Services for Students with 
Disabilities (OSSD), under the 
General College. 

Dana Randall, a nurse from Alexandria, drew blood from student Rachel 
Barbo during the blood drive to benefit the family of Stephanie Barlow 

During the organization's 
first meeting, acting officers 
were elected to complete the 
fall semester and conduct 
all business related to 
chartering the new group. 

Elected officers included 
Kyesha Besant, acting president; 
Kathryn Langley, acting 
vice-president; Heather Patton, 
acting secretary; Ann Marie 
Kinard, acting treasurer; and 
Heather Perimon, special adviser 
to the coordinator of the SSD 

In addition to the election of 
officers, John Winston, 
Vice-President of University 
Affairs and Scott Hawthorne, 
Environmental Safety Officer, 
spoke to those in attendance 
about plans for making the 
campus more accessible to 

handicapped students. Winston 
will conduct a follow-up session 
to address students' concerns. 

A short movie about the life 
of Craig MacFarlane was also 
shown. MacFarlane was 
permanently blinded in an 
accident at the age of two. He 
later went on to become an 
Olympic gold medalist in 

"We have a day planned in 
mid-April for Mr. MacFarlane to 
come and speak to the students," 
Dr. Sue Weaver, dean of the 
General College, said. 
"MacFarlane will lead a series of 
athletic contests and informative 
sessions that will increase 
general awareness about the 
diverse needs of students." 

In addition to working with 
the students, a coordinator will 

soon be appointed to work with 
each college. 

"The General College will 
have a coordinator of disability 
services to 

work with all of the colleges," 
Weaver said. "The coordinator 
will coordinate campus and 
faculty accommodations to meet 
the students' physical and 
academic needs." 

On Thursday, Nov. 6, the 
Students With Disabilities 
Association will go before the 
Committee on Organization to 
become a recognized organiza- 
tion on the campus of NSU. 

Students wanting more 
information on the Students With 
Disabilities Organization can 
contact Stefanie Guffey at 

Syndicated columnist Robert Novak to lecture as 
part of Distinguished Lecture Series Wednesday 

News Bureau 

Syndicated columnist and 
commentator Robert Novak 
will lecture Wednesday 
at 10 a.m. in the A.A. Fredericks 

The speech is part of 
the Distinguished Lecture 

Novak's topic will be 
"The View from Washington." 
Before the lecture, he 
will hold a press conference 
at 9 a.m. in the Green 

Room adjacent to the A.A. 
Fredericks Auditorium. 

Novak is a commentator 
for CNN, where he is co-host of 
the "Evans and Novak" inter- 
view program. 

He also appears on and 
serves as co-executive 
producer of CNN's political 
roundtable, "Capital Gang." 

Novak is also an occasional 
co-host on CNN's "Crossfire" 
program and often appears as 
an interviewer on NBC's 
"Meet the Press." 

Student Activities Board offers bar-b-que pits for use by campus organizations and students 

Emily Leonard 
news editor 

The Student Activities 
Board is now offering six 
bar-b-que grills for students and 
organizations to use at anytime 
during the semester or for special 

"These grills are for the 
students to use at anytime they 
feel that they are needed," Tim 
Savoie,SAB vice president, said. 

"They are open to all student 
organizations, they can come by 
and sign them out as they would 
IM equipment." 

The grills will be offered on 
a first come, first serve basis. 
The only requirement will be to 
fill out a form which includes the 
student's name, social security 
number, phone number, and 
place of residence. 

"Students also will need to 
show their ID's when they come 

to pick up the grills," David 
Deggs, SAB president, said. 

The grills will be signed out 
for tailgating and events over the 

For events during the week 
SAB will determine the length of 
time the grills can be used. 

SAB wants to use these 
grills as an opportunity for more 
students to get involved. 

"We are here to serve the 
students and this is an idea that 

came to us through different 
student concerns on campus 
because a lot of students don't 
have access to grills," Deggs 
said. "They live in dorms or 
apartments or don't have money 
to afford them, this is just one 
way we thought we could better 
serve the students." 

The grills can be used 
for any events including 
tailgating for games, IM games, 
organizational events, or dorm 


When they are returned to 
the SAB office there are many 
stipulations that must be 
followed on the condition of 
the grills when they are returned. 

"Grills must be brought back 
promptly, clean and undam- 
aged," Savoie said. "We do have 
the right to refuse usage if they 
are not returned in proper condi- 

If there are any damages to 

the grills, the situation will then 
be turned over to the University 

"If damaged, the person will 
be held responsible to replace the 
grill and, if not returned they will 
be reported as stolen to the 
police," Savoie said. 

Five of the grills were 
purchased from Ace Home and 
Garden and the sixth one 
was donated. 


Tatum L. Dutile 

The Student Activities 
Board will present the movie 
"Scream" on a large screen in 
Turpi n Stadium Nov. 12. 

The event will be open to 
students and, according to SAB 
President David Deggs, should 
a lot of fun. "It will begin at 
I p.m.," Deggs said. "Students 

be able to sit on the field 
w ith chairs or blankets." 

In order to protect the field, 
students who want to eat, drink 
0r smoke must go to the stands. 

According to Brian 
^inthrop, president of 
°ig Wave International, Ltd., 
Scream' is the No. 1 box office 

hit in the college market." 

He also said that about 50 
percent of the schools using the 

company have chosen to show 

Other hits used on the large 
screens include "Romeo and 
Juliet," "Volcano" and "Dante's 

Vest. pro- 
gram coordi- 
nator for the 
of student 
programs at 
University in 
Boone, N. 
C, enjoyed 
the show and 
said that stu- 
dents wanted it 

"Two years ago when we 

first did it, we had 'Grease' and 
we had 1,500 to 1,800 students," 
Vest said. "The students loved 

'Two years ago when we first did it 7 we had 
'Grease and we had 1,500 to 1,800 stu- 

Brad Vest, 
program coordinator for the 
department of student programs at 
Appalachian State University 
in Boone, N. C. 

back the next it. 

program and many of 
them seem to like it. 
One student 


the impor- 
tance of 
in the event."I 
think it will 
work well if 
many stu- 
dents attend," 
J u 1 i a n n a 
junior, said. 
"But, if only a 
few students 
show, it will 



Winthrop said that about 400 
universities use the big screen 

be a flop." 

Students encouraged to help with Senior Day 

Krister) Zultck 
contributing writer 

recruits with friendly smiles. 

"Any way students can par- 
ticipate in Senior Day is great 
...We have a real diverse student 
body here at Northwestern and 

Students looking for new 
*^ys to help the University can 

Set involved in Senior ~ 

Jay, according to u Anv way students can participate in 

^sistant Director of Senior £ fe { y} c fe^ a rca ] 
Admissions Jana Luckv. ». J , I s * , t J l t 

Students can show diverse student body here at 


>Sc hool spirit Saturday 
D 'ghi by attending the 


gate party and the 

football game against 
Ja< --ksonvil!e State. 

, They can also set up 

b °oths that represents their 
^■ganizarions at the "Senior 
«rowse" in the Student Union. 
. Lastly and most important- 
^ students should be around 
^pus and greet these possible 

Northwestern and any time thev can 
be around campus is wonderful. 

Jana Lucky 
assistant director of admissions 

any time they can be around 
campus is wonderful" said 

The admissions office has 
planned many activities for 
Saturday. The highlights 

include, a "Senior Browse" 
where all academic departments 
and student organizations will 
be available for questions in the 
Union, a faculty/staff panel, a 
financial aid informa- 
tion session. and 
well-known comedian, 
Steve Morgan, to serve 
as guest speaker. 

Lucky expects 
a large turnout for 
"Senior Day", 
approximately I, 100 

, For more 

information on Senior Day or 
how organizations can be 
represented at the "Senior 
Browse", please contact the 
admissions office at 357-4503. 

Order of Omega held fifth Greek Carnival 

A ndrew Kolb alternative 

staff writer to trick-or- 
treating for 

Order of Omega held area youth," 

its fifth annual Greek Carnival Labbe' said. 

Oct. 31, a program in which All of 

the University's Greek com- the city's 

munity provided a place for elementary 

local children to trick-or-treat. schools 

The carnival usually received 

attracts anywhere from 300 to free tickets. 

500 local children, "The 

according to Order of Omega Carnival 

Halloween Carnival chair Anne has won 

Labbe'. state and 

Over 400 Greeks national 

helped with the program, awards for 

The carnival consisted of community 

over 20 booths located service," 

in the Student Union Ballroom Labbe' said, 
that had games and activities. 

"We want to provide a safe 

Anne Labbe' and Camille Nunez 
showed children the booths at the Order 
of Omega Halloween carnival. 


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Campus Connections 

Tuesday, November 4. 1997 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

Congratulations to our new officers and good luck 
in your positions. Our philanthropy chair, Kellic 
Hearne, thanks everyone who helped with the ath- 
letic carnivaL We also extend a warm welcome to 
our visitor this week. The TKE exchange is 
Thursday, so make sure to pay your dues. This 
Sunday is ritual, so dress accordingly and be ready 
at 7 p.m. Remember the dress option on Monday 
and Thursday, and wear your letters Wednesday. 
Have a great week. 

Asbestos Management Plan 

The state completed an asbestos survey of all 
state-owned buildings. The results of the survey 
are compiled in management plans by facility. The 
management plans were assembled according to 
the requirements set forth in the Department of 
Environmental Quality Required Elements Index. 
These plans are available for review to anyone 
interested in the results. The plans will be kept in 
the environmental health and safety office. 
Contact Scott Hawthorne, environmental health 
and safety officer at 357-4424. 

Current Sauce 

Weekly staff meetings are held Thursdays at 2 
p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. 
Story assignments will be given out and anyone is 

welcome to take one. Paid positions are available 
for the spring, so if you are interested, come by 
and apply as soon as possible. Most of all. we 
need writers. Campus connections and editorial 
submissions are due Thursdays by 4:30 p.m. 


MED is a society for anyone interested in a med- 
ical profession. It is open to students interested in 
nursing, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical 
therapy, general practice or any other field relat- 
ed to medicine. The organization meets biweekly 
and will meet again Nov. 3. Meetings are held in 
107 Bienvcnu Hall. We will decide on our first 
guest speaker and on a possible field trip. All are 
invited to attend. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

It's Tn-Sigma Week,, and we've got a full week 
of fun ahead. Don't forget to look at your Sigma 
Week schedules for this week's activities. Thank 
you to everyone who participated in the 
Halloween Carnival. We need to keep supporting 
our IM team, They are doing great! Wednesday 
we will continue to have meetings for Christmas 
Dance at 5 p.m., Public Relations at 6 p.m.. 
Social at 6:30 p.m. and Fundraiser at 7 p.m. 
Friday there will be a pep rally for the football 

Sculptures to beautify campus 
and show off student art work 

Students pick up midterm grades 

Roderick Dykes 
contributing writer 

Soon students who enjoy art 
will be able to see art sculptures 
by art students displayed around 

Concrete platforms, 
on which the sculptures 
will be placed, are at 
Roy Hall and the 
Creative and 
Performing Arts 

According to Loran 
Lindsey, director of the 
physical plant, "We will 
lay bricks that will cre- 
ate a brick wall 18 inch- 
es high, so the sculp- 
tures can be placed on 

the pedestals," Lindsey 
said. "The art department will do 
sculptures and display them at 
Roy Hall and the Creative and 
Performing Arts Building." 

There will be two places at 
Roy Hall and three at the 
Creative and Performing Arts 
Building. "The displays will be 
changed every semester," 
Lindsey said. He also comment- 
ed on the placement of the sculp- 

tures, saying that it was decided 
by the art department. 

"One reason for the three at 
the art complex was to visually 
establish the art area," Lindsey 

'The art department will do 
sculptures and display them at 
Roy Hall and the Creative and 
Performing Arts building." 

Loran Lindsey 
director of the physical plant 

Lindsey said that this is 
good for the students because 
they can display their work. 

According to Rivers 
Murphy, art professor and direc- 
tor of this project, "The pedestals 
are for sculptures by the students 
worth being exhibited every 
semester," he said. "If no sculp- 
tures are available that semester, 
then the pedestals can be used as 

plant displays by the grounds 
and maintenance committee, 
they can be used as study sites or 
they can be used for social meet- 

"We really don't know when 
the sculptures will 
be displayed, 
because it's not a 
priority issue to 
the University," 
Murphy said. Dirt 
has already been 
excavated and 
work has begun. 

The size, scale 
and shape of each 
sculpture will vary 
to show each stu- 
dent's way of 


"The idea is to 
get more sites to display more 
sculptures around NSU's cam- 
pus," Murphy said. 

Vandalism is one of 
Murphy's main concerns about 
the sculptures. "We hope stu- 
dents will take pride in the stu- 
dents' work and possibly talk to 
others about vandalism and 
report it if it happens," Murphy 

Scott Givens 
contributing writer 

Students who didn't go early 
to get midterm grades two 
weeks ago probably found 
themselves waiting in 

Midterm grades for 
all non-graduate students 
had to be printed and dis- 
tributed. Brenda Dailey, 
assistant registrar, said 
help had to be hired to 
assist not only on campus 

but at campuses in Fort 

Polk, Leesville and 

The exact cost of the whole 
process was not known, but 
Dailey estimated around $1,000. 
"That would be a very approxi- 
mate figure," Dailey said. 

Grades were handed out 
over two days from 8 - 4:30 p.m. 
Of those distributed here, Dailey 
said a little more than half were 

"I saw a few lines waiting 
earlier in the day. But, when I 
went later in the day, I walked 
right up and got them." 

Shawn Reiszner 

actually picked up by the stu- 

Aside from a few minor 
inconveniences, such as teachers 
not turning in grades, everything 
went well with the process. 

"We didn't have any prob- 
lems," Dailey said. "Everything 
went smoothly." 

She added that suggestions 
from students are wel- 

Student response to get- 
ting the midterm grades 
seemed positive. 
"I saw a few lines wait- 
ing earlier in the day," 
freshman Shawn Reiszner 
said. "But when I went 
later in the day, I walked 
right up and got them." 

Some students preferred 

a less direct approach. 
"I already know what I have, 
so I didn't even bother," fresh- 
man Daniel Byles said. 

Dailey said that their office 
would follow the same proce- 
dure next semester. 

Help available with career choices 

Social Work Methods II! class 

The Center for Counseling 
and Career Services, located in 
305 Student Union, offers 
career services including career 
planning and job placement 

In the center, students may 
discussing career objectives 
with a career counselor or 
research a job in the center's 
career library. 

It also offers career testing 
to help students Find which 
career they are best suited for. 

The helpful people at the 
center are also available to 
assist students with job place- 
ment. They do this by helping 
students prepare professional 
resumes and cover letters. 

The center also helps stu- 
dents with on-campus inter- 
views and credential files, 
which is an individual's file that 
contains his/her resume, tran- 
script, and letters of recommen- 
dation that are kept in die office 
and mailed to employers at the 
student's request. 

The office offers work- 

shops on career decision mak- 
ing, the job search, and resume 

Counselors at the center 
encourage students in every 
classification and major utilize 
the career center, in order to 
find out what is best for them or 
to find a job once they are ready 
to graduate. 

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Twelve students have been 
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according to Director of Health 
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The peers are students from 
diverse backgrounds who volun- 
teer their time to provide infor- 
mation on Sexually Transmitted 
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humor and skits while teaching 
healthy sexual choices as a pre- 
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"We got our message out to 
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"I hope we can reach stu- 
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show and a psychic hot line 
assimilation, hit home with many 

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real for them," freshman Peer 
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"In our skits, we show that her- 
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skills, public speaking, motiva- 
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Campus-related issues discussed at NSUPAA sponsored public forum 

Keri Champion 
contributing writer 

At Tuesday night's forum. 
"The Way to the Future," stu- 
dents discussed issues including 
campus security, dorm fees, 
parking, the technology fee, 
higher admission standards and 
financial aid. 

NSUPAA sponsored the 
open forum and NSU 22 tele- 
vised it. 

Dr. John Winston, vice pres- 

ident for University Affairs said 
that by the spring semester, the 
University hopes to use leftover 
money from the renovations of 
Russell Hall to build a 
new parking lot behind Russell 

Francis Conine addressed 
higher admission standards 
with the argument that 
remedial classes offered by the 
University provide the back- 
ground needed to be successful 
in college. She also mentioned 

Program to help improve race 
relations to be held in New Orleans 


College students will have 
the opportunity to participate in 
a program to improve race rela- 
tions at an upcoming confer- 
ence at Southern University at 
New Orleans. 

The program. "Campus 
Dialogue on Race & Ethics 
relations" will be held Nov. 15. 

The event is sponsored by 
the Southern Institute for 
Education and research in con- 
junction with the Students of 
Social work at Southern 
University at New Orleans. 

The dialogue, which is 
modeled on the Southern 
Institute's "Common Ground" 

program, will take place at the 
SUNO Campus Cafeteria build- 
ing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Students from colleges 
across the state will discuss 
racial and ethic problems. 

The Southern Institute's 
interracial dialogue programs 
have been successfully used at 
Tulane for more than four years. 

By expanding the program 
to a multi-campus format, it 
hopes to bridge racial divisions 
on a statewide level. 

Lunch will be provided. 

Limited seats are available. 
Registration deadline is Nov. 8. 
To register, contact 504-865- 
6100 EXT 5. 

CAAP testing to begin soon 

CAAP testing of students 

The Collegiate Assessment 
of Academic Proficiency 
(CAAP) is administered to stu- 
dents each semester to determine 
their proficiency in mathematics, 
reading, science reasoning and 

Students enrolled in the fol- 
lowing courses in math, biology, 
science, zoology and English 
will take the math, science rea- 
soning and writing subtest of the 
CAAP in the classes: Math 1060, 
1090, 2010, 2100; Biology 1020; 
Science 2010, 2020; Zoology 
1230; English 2050, 2060. 2070 

and 2080. 

All eligible students will 
also sign up to take the reading 
subtest of the CAAP at the 
Testing Center in the Student 

CAAP testing for fall 1997 
will be conducted during the first 
two weeks of November (Nov. 3- 

It is vital that students do 
their best on each test as the 
results are used to evaluate the 
effectiveness of the University's 
general curriculum and to deter- 
mine if improvements are need- 


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distance learning as a means of 
quality education. 

SGA president Alicia 
Thomas said that she didn't 
believe it was necessary for 
higher admission standards 
because the University does 
look at ACT scores and because 
it has one of the largest 
distance learning programs in 
the state. 

She also mentioned that stu- 
dents here tend to score relative- 
ly high on standardized tests 
such as the CAAP. 

Vice president for student 

affairs Fred Fulton mentioned 
the state of campus security. He 
said there is a continual effort to 
control and make lighting better 
on campus. 

Winston commented that 
the University is fortunate not 
to have had any major 
crime incidents this semester. 

Another topic brought 
to the attention of panel 
members was accessibility of 
the Student Union and 
other buildings to disabled 

Vice president for Student 

Affairs Thomas Burns said plans 
are being made for chair lifts and 
elevators in the Student Union. 
However, because of the archi- 
tecture of the building, it will be 

Fulton mentioned that the 
higher cost of dorm rooms 
was not to renovate the 
residence halls but to cover the 
high cost utilities. 

He said that in the future 
they hope to use these fees to 
paint Rapides and Sabine halls. 
The smaller halls will be painted 
soon after. 

As for the technology fee, 
plans are being made for new 
computer labs in the commuter 
lounge of the Student Union. 

According to Thomas, many 
students complain about not 
having access to labs because 
they are not enrolled in classes 
that grant them access. 

The forum was an attempt to 
let students know what was 
happening on campus and to let 
them be heard. It covered a 
broad base of topics and 
according to Dr. Sue Weaver was 
a success. 

Students don t have to be rocket scientists to join science club 

Shelly F. Hynes 
staff writer 

When people are asked if 
they want to join the science 
club, typical responses are, 
" That's just for nerds." or "I 
don't know anything about sci- 

Most science club members 
will explain that you don't have 
to be a rocket scientist to be a 
member. In fact, the ingredients 
that bond these students togeth- 
er are an interest in science and 

The club's main policy has 
been that the door is always 

Signs posted on campus 

advertise meetings with one 
common theme. ''Anyone is 

So what does the science 
club do? The club set up a 
booth at die "Make a Difference 
Day" where students presented 
a hands-on approach to geome- 
try to elementary students. 

They also applied a hands- 
on approach to explain the 
motion of planets using an 
invention, by Dr. Gary White. 
SPS adviser of the club, called 
the "spandex." Substituting 
marbles for planets, the "span- 
dex" closely mimics orbits of 
planets in space. 

Thursday the club traveled 
to Lafayette to meet with scien- 
tists and students at USL who 

have been working on a joint 
project with several students in 
the club. 

Lastly, the students some- 
times get together and enjoy 
each other's company. They eat 
at a local restaurant or meet at a 
club member's house for pizza. 
Like their meetings. "Anyone is 

Dr. White pointed out that 
since the club is two clubs com- 
bined, this affords unique 

He also said that two chem- 
istry students won an exclusive 
Society of Physics Students 
research scholarship, two years 
in a row. 

Therefore, interdisciplinary 
opportunities are readily acces- 

sible to students. 

Consequently. students 
often pursue more than one field 
of study due to the fact that the 
club has peaked other interests 
outside their major. 

The main point members 
emphasize is to be in the club 
you do not have to be a science 

Math or science education 
majors, physical therapy, pre- 
med, pre-vet med as well as 
many other majors can find the 
club a valuable resource for fur- 
thering interests in their particu- 
lar field. 

Essentially, the club is for 
anyone interested in science. 

New scholarship program now 
available to University students 

News Bureau 

An information session 
hosted by the Office of 
Admissions and Recruiting 
concerning the state's newest 
scholarship program will be 
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Magale 
Recital Hall. 

The program is known 
as the Louisiana Tuition 
Opportunity Program for 
Students (TOPS). 

"TOPS is a comprehensive 
program of state scholarships 
and one of the most 
innovative and progressive 
student assistance programs 
in the nation," Director 
of Enrollment Services Chris 
Maggio said. "Its 

implementation in fall 1998 will 
bring numerous opportunities 
for students to obtain a higher 
education degree." 

However, Maggio said that 
with the invention of TOPS there 
are a number of questions 
that may remain unanswered 
for students, parents, guidance 
counselors and other high school 

Jack L. Guinn, executive 
director of the State of 
Louisiana Of office of Student 
Financial Assistance and Winona 
Kahao, director of the Office of 
Student Financial Assistance 
Scholarship/Grant Division 
will serve as the two guest speak- 
ers during the pre- 
sentation and question-and- 
answer session. 

The session will be held in 
Magale Recital Hall, and admis- 
sion is free. 

For more information, con- 
tact the Office of 
Admissions at (3 1 8) 357-4503 
or (800)426-3754. 

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Tuesday, November 4, 1 997 

Current Sauce 

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The future may be closer than you think. 

Many students are just beginning to realize that we are past 
midterms and only have a little while left to pull up those grades, 

So you've skipped those nights of cramming up until now. 
Well, this is your warning. The Current Sauce is giving you a 
formal warning that it is time to open the books. 

Let's all try to get a little bit of use out of them before we 
return them for the snack machine change we get back. 

College is nothing but a training ground for the future. 

"College is nothing but a train- 
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Many of you wouldn't be here if you were not thinking about 
your futures. 

It isn't just the classes that help one prepare for the "real 
world", but nearly everything in the academic environment. 

The social aspect, organizations, dating games and paying 
bills are all geared toward not only getting a degree, but teach- 
ing people how to act like responsible adults. 

Let's face it, we all need to get our acts together, get serious 
about school and learn to efficiently manage our money. 

So if you are not thinking about your future, you should, 
because before you realize it you will be married with two chil- 
dren, a dog, car payment (if you don't already have one) and a 

You will probably also have your dream job, the one in an 
office with smelly people and bad lighting. 
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Columnist looks at changing weather and holiday season 

The Campus According to Casey 

Casey Shannon 

Sauce Columnist 

Here we go. The weather 
has officially changed (if there is 
such an occurrence in 
Louisiana), daylight pokes its 
head out and returns to lunar 
slumber an hour earlier, and the 
historical district has been 
attacked by a giant swarm of red 
and green series circuits. 

The holiday season is upon 
us. The one time of year where 
Natchitoches is not SO dull and 
everything seems to pop and fizz 

will be in our laps before we can 
say "true meaning of the sea- 

Soon parades and music and 
laughter (and yes even alcohol) 
will fill our streets and make for, 
all-in-all, a pretty good holiday 

! I have been fortunate 
enough to spend a couple of wild 
seasons in the snow (or the lack 
there ot) in this wonderland, and 
will undoubtedly take the memo- 

ries with me when I leave this 
community for my next opportu- 

I do not think that the mem- 
ories will incorporate a burning 
Harrah's Casino sign, funnel 
cake, or the lack of memory (or 
an ability to think straight at all) 
that seems to augment its self 
with every sip. 

Actually, I think that I will 
remember the one thing that I 
could not find in Natchitoches, 
LA during the holiday sea- 
son my family. 

I am not from around here 
(as most of you could have prob- 
ably guessed), therefore I have 
grown to appreciate my family a 
great deal more than I did at a 
younger age. No family is per- 
fect and I think at times mine 

resembles a mosh pit during a 

Rage Against the Machine con- 
cert, however they never gave up 
on me and have always done the 
best that they can. 

In a time where having a 
complete family unit seems to be 

an oddity those of us that 

have someone that loves us 
should take a moment and let 
them know that we appreciate it. 

Have fun this holiday sea- 
son. Enjoy Natchitoches in its 
not-so-dull state. 

Go out and experience the 
over produced wonderment that 
is the Natchitoches Christmas 

But, what ever you do, take 
a few moments out and let those 
who love you unconditionally 
know that they exist in your 
mind and in your heart. That is 
what it is really about. 

Men discuss society's views on women 

Dan's Plan for walking through Heath's World 
It's your life, live it our way 

Dan Helms and Heath Crawford 

Danny and I have decided to 
get together this week 
and talk about a subject 
that really weighs heavy 
on our hearts. 

It's not the color of 
people's hair or who's 
on homecoming court, 
this is something much 
serious. ...Women's 

During the spring 
semester of 1996. there 
were 3,267 female 
undergraduates, as 
opposed to 2,273 males. 
Yet, a sorority is one of the only 
organizations these young 
women have to be involved with. 

We feel that this is an injus- 
tice to the female population on 
this campus. 

Women have came a long 
way from the "barefoot and 
pregnant cooking over an open 
flame" to the stature that they are 
today; yet still today they are 
looked down on by dominating 
men that are insecure in their 


We feel women are equal 
but we fear no 
because we 
are two men 
who are com- 
pletely secure 
in our man- 

woman can do 
anything a 
man can do 
and some- 
times much 
more. We do 
not under- 
stand why, in some cases, a 
woman can do the same job as a 
man, yet get paid half as much. 
We feel that this is totally unjus- 
tified. Why is 
it that almost every television 
commercial dealing with clean- 
ing products uses women in it. 
How do they think we bachelors 
clean our houses? 

According to television, the 
only way for women to move up 
in the business industry is to 
"sleep their way to the top." 

We think that this hurts the 
woman's workforce in the 90's 
because it portrays them as 
whores who will do anything to 
make it. We are personally send- 
ing a letter to certain networks 
we feel promote these kinds of 
"cheap" films that degrade the 
hard-working women of the 

We feel ail men should stay 
out of a woman's decision con- 
cerning abor- 
tion. It is the 
body, there- 
fore it should 
be her deci- 

Don't get 
us wrong, 
everyone has 
a right to 
their opin- 
ion just 

keep it to 
when it isn't 
your concern. 

I, Danny, was listening to 
the radio recently and heard a 

conversation about rape. The 
D.J.'s were voicing their opin- 
ions about how the way a 
woman dresses can cause rapes 
to occur. 

We discussed this and both 
agree it takes a sick individual to 
rape someone. 

I don't care if a woman is 
dressed in knee boots and a 
thong....! ain't touching her 
unless she says yes. Remember 
guys.. NO means NO! 

The recent Million Woman 
March showed that women are 
willing to stand up for what they 
believe in. We commend all of 
these women who have had the 
courage to voice their opinions 
on national and local levels. 

We hope that all women had 
a chance to see this demonstra- 
tion of inner strength. 
We were both moved. 
In conclusion, we fee' 
that the women's move- 
ment is on a decline due 
to negative television 
series, advertising depict- 
ing women as only maids 
and the notion that rape is 
the woman's fault. 
We feel that it is still an 
uphill battle for equality- 
Keep striving for it and 
maybe someday Danny 
and I, Heath, will t] 
cooking and cleaning 
barefoot and raising the kids..-' 1 
could happen. 

The Residential Scoop on pulling fire alarms 

Here's the scoop. Are resi- 
dents who pull the fire alarms in 
the residence hails breaking anv 
laws? Answer: YES! YES! 

For many years pulled tire 
alarms, panty raids and various 
odier pranks have ranked very 
high on the list of "aggravations 
of dorm life." 

These "aggravations" are 
definitely a violation of 

Louisiana State Law and policy 
and is considered an official act 
of criminal mischief. 

This act of criminal mis- 
chief is covered under 
Louisiana Revised Statute 
Anyone found guilty of 
crime can be penalized with a 
fine of $500 or six months in 

I am sure whatever satisfac- 


; tion that is gained by such child- 
ish pranks is definitely not worth 
the passible consequences 

According to Detective 
Doug Prescott. of the Campus 
Police Department, there is a 
Crime Stopper organization in 

Any person who delivers 
information leading to an arrest 
and conviction is eligible to 

receive an award based upo" 
certain criteria. This is a very 
serious offense and the housing 
department encourages resident-" 
to take an active role in ensuring 
the safety and peace of their 
ing environments. 

Thanks for your comment 5. 
We hx>k forward to them. On ce 
again, our comment box is avai'' 
able in 100 Student Union. 



Tuesday, November 4, 1 997 

The Current Sauce 

page 5 

ber4, 1997 

Student disapproves of Current Sauce coverage of Barlow accident 

ii you do not take advan- 
tage of this time to learn to speak 
out for yourself, will you ever?" 

These are your words, 
Current Sauce, and these words 
inspired me to say exactly what I 
want to say. I am not trying to be 
vindictive, an action in which 
many of the Current Sauce staff 
members seem to be quite famil- 
iar with. 

I would like to address the 
article which was printed two 
weeks ago regarding the 
automobile accident 
involving NSU student, 
Stephanie Barlow. 

The short, uninformative 
article made the extremely sensi- 
tive situation appear to be just 
another badly written story to 
take up space in this little college 

In actuality, the unfortunate- 
ly tragic accident closely effect- 
ed the lives of many students 
who were very close to 
Stephanie. When a situation such 
as this arises, it is important to 
take into account the feelings of 

This story did not truthfully 
inform the student body of the 
accident. What it did do, howev- 
er, was add to the upset to those 

whose hearts were so 
deeply effected by what had 

After reading the article, 
many people asked, "Was 
Stephanie drunk?" Why would 
anyone assume such a thing if 
it was not somehow 
implanted into their heads? The 
statement. "Barlow's blood- 
alcohol level is pending" 
implied that there was a possibil- 
ity she was under the influence 
of alcohol at the time of the acci- 

However, as far as I know, it 
was proven that Stephanie 
Barlow had no alcohol in her 
system. If 1 found that out and I 
am merely a student and not a 
member of the Current Sauce 
staff, then the correct informa- 
tion could easily have been 
acquired just by doing a little 

I wonder how slander 
charges would effect our beloved 
campus newspaper. 

I realize that the second arti- 
cle slightly corrected the impli- 
cation that Stephanie Barlow 
could or could not have been 
drunk. Added to the statement 
regarding the blood-alcohol 
level was "...which is standard 

procedure in any accident 
involving fatalities..." 
Thank You for your attempt to 
show us that you have a heart 
after all. 

The article mentioned noth- 
ing of the activities Stephanie 
was involved in or the fact that 
students were wearing ribbons in 
her honor and keeping vigil to 
pray for her recovery. 

I am aware of the fact that 
the incident happened on Sunday 
night and the papers go out on 
Tuesday. If 24 hours was not 
enough time to print a highly 
informative article, then nothing 
of the fact should have been 
printed at all. 

My point here is to state my 
opinion of an article which was, 
in it's very essence, entirely 
insensitive and untactful. When 
something that is said (or 
written) will directly effect oth- 
ers, the user of the words should, 
in some way or another, cater to 
the emotions of those listening. 

I'm not sure of your inten- 
tions as a newspaper staff. If you 
strive to inform, I'm sorry to say, 
you have not succeeded. If you 
are merely trying to create con- 
troversy, you have undoubtedly 
accomplished your goal. 

Thank you for inspiring me 
to acknowledge my freedom of 
speech and to take advantage of 
the opportunity to state my 

Car in E. Link 

Editor 's Note 

The following points must be 
made concerning Ms. Link's let- 

1. The Current Sauce ran what 
was available on those dales 
from the Louisiana State Police 
(i.e., hometown, details about 
accident). In tlie news world, the 
only official source of informa- 
tion for the situation was the 
State Police, the only credible 
source of information in the cov- 
erage of an accident on LA high- 

2. News is covered as it hap- 
pens . One doesn't wait until a 
story is over before writing 
about it. Otherwise, newspaper 
headlines would look like this: 
There's a war going on, but we 
can't tell you about it until it's 
over. Check back in a few years. 

3. Blood alcohol levels are 
important in cases where people 
are seriously injured or killed. 
The Alexandria Daily Town Talk 

and many local radio stations 
ran similar stories which includ- 
ed statements like the one in the 
Current Sauce, "The blood alco- 
hol test on Barlow is pending. " 

This statement did not say- 
that Barlow was drinking. It said 
that her blood would be tested. 

Both the alcolwl test and 
writing about the alcohol test are 
standard procedure. 

There is one more important 
point to make about the blood 
alcohol situation. As of 4:30 p.m. 
Monday, Nov. 3 no one knew the 
results of the test, so no one 
could have blown when either of 
our articles went to press. The 
tests had not been completed as 
of that time, according to the 
state police. 

4. A newspaper cannot slan- 
der. The correct term is libel. 
Someone can only be slandered 
by the spoken, not written, word. 
We wrote nothing libelous about 

5. Barlow article No. 1 was 
found on the news page and was 
an accident report, not a feature 
on her life. Article No. 2 was 
also a news story. 

A news story contains news. 
News is what has happened and 
things that happen relating to the 

main event. A feature is a story 
elaborating on something, such 
as a story on wliat someone is 
involved in. News stories also 
differ from obituaries. 
Obituaries may contain the 
names of people related to the 
deceased and information about 
someone 's life activities. 

The rwo stories in the 
Current Sauce were neither 
features nor obituaries. 

However, article No. 2 did 
mention that money was raised 
to help the situation and that she 
was a member of Phi Mu 
Fraternity and the danceline. It 
also mentioned tliat the athletic 
department chose to dedicate a 
game and prayer to Barlow and 
that the danceline danced as a 
tribute to her. It also told of the 
Nov 3 blood drive to support her 

6. We're happy to know tliat 
our editorial inspired you to 
speak out. For any student who 
has a problem with our news 
coverage, we will be happy to let 
you write stories to help us 
cover things that are more 
"accurate " in your eyes. 

We appreciate your voicing 
your opinion. 


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Responses, Responses, Responses 

Response to last week's column on cloning of spare parts 

Shelly F. Hynes, 

In response to your opinions on 
cloning of spare parts, I agree with only 
one statement: Politically Incorrect is a 
must see show, on at 1 1 pm each week- 

First, let me respond to your first 
statement, since you thought it was 
important enough to point out so 
emphatically. I AM from Louisiana, 
Slidell to be exact, and I am very proud 
of it. I would not have found your state- 
ment so offensive had you pointed out 
where you were from and not where 
you weren't from. 

I must assume from your view, 

Just My Opinion, I Could Be Wrong 

Shelly, tliat you are a devout vegetarian, 
and that you make every effort not to 
kill any living thing, whether it is a cat, 
a snake, a roach, or disease causing bac- 
teria. 1 mean you did state that people 
are no more important that any other 
living thing. 

My view is the exact opposite. 
People ARE the most important of all 
living things on this planet. The very 
fact that we arc having this discussion 
proves that we arc a more highly devel- 
oped specie. 

Docs anyone really believe that the 
bunny rabbits huddle around fretting 
over how to protect us humans from Mr. 

Man Eating Tiger? 

People are not only intellectually 
superior, people are morally and spiritu- 
ally superior. 

We have a capacity for distinguish- 
ing between right and wrong that civi- 
lizes us. 

Animals do not have this capacity. 
They are only concerned with survival. 
Does anyone really believe that Mr. 
Man Eating Tiger wonders whether eat- 
ing the bunny was fair or not? 

Let me clarify one point, however. I 
do not endorse cru- 
elty toward ani- 
mals. In fact, I 

believe that being cruel to animals is 
probably a good indication of an 
anti-social, criminal personality. But 
there is a difference between inflicting 
needless pain and necessary scientific 

I believe that plants and animals 
do not have souls, people do. 
Humans have spent thousands of years 
developing different religions 
and philosophies to deal with our 

I have yet to be shown that animals 

are as concerned about their souls. 
It is this difference that gives 
humans the right to use plants and 
animals for human benefit. If there 
is a way through human 
developed medicine and technology 
that the life of animal can save a 
human life, then it is worth it. I, for one, 
am not ready to give up all that it has 

Sharon Mathency 
English Education Major 

A few weeks ago I respond- 
ed to Dan's article on hair color 
in which I sarcastically said 
"Tell us how to live, so we can 
all lead happy lives." 

I didn't think he would take 
me serious. I also called him 
close-minded. That was a 

I see now that he just has an 
askew view of the world in 
which we live. 

High school letterman jack- 
ets, rings, and tassels are all 
sources of pride for many peo- 

They represent a great 
milestone in a persons life. If 
there was a time schedule on 
when these items should be put 
away in an attic and forgotten I 
must have missed it. 

Even if it is like Dan 
Helm's says and Freshman are 
the majority in displaying "high 
school paraphernalia", can't we 
let them enjoy it? They just 
graduated, dog-gonc-it:). 

As for that, I don't believe 
Freshman are the only ones. I 
know of many people who wear 
such items. These "high school 
paraphernalia" were the result 
of hard work and for you, Dan 
Helms, to tell them that wearing 
rings and jackets is a problem is 
completely out of line. 

Who are you to tell anyone 
when the sentimental value of 
something is up? 

It would be like telling 
someone who is married that 
their wedding ceremony has 
come and gone and that they 

should do away with that gold 
band around their finger. 

The only thing I agree with 
Dan on is the high school park- 
ing passes. People who have 
them should take them down. It 
may confuse the campus police 
and result in a ticket. 

As for the quote of Robert 
E. Lee, that was cool an all, 
"Let the past be but the past." I 
doubt, though, you would get 
much support from ol' Rob, 
from what I understand he wore 
his West Point ring throughout 
his life. 

Jereme Rhodes 

Elementary Education Major 

Our age, Dan 

When wc were children, 
we did things differently. 

We stood in small groups 
and ruthlessly lore each other 
up with the loudest baddest 
names we could call. 

We acted tough for our 
friends, hid our tears if we 
could, ran to Mama and sulked 
if we couldn't, and pui on an 
independent air while fooling 
nobody. Now things arc differ- 

"When 1 was a child, 1 
thought as a child; I spoke as a 

When 1 cared about what 1 
wore to the point that fashion 
took precedence over practi- 
cality, I froze in ray uniform at 

a high school football game. 

Upon registering at an 
institute of further education, I 
made the statement dial I was 
no longer infantile in my pre- 
cepts, my attitudes, or my 

Where am I now? I am a 
junior in college who cannot 
afford throwing precious gaso- 
line-and-iaundromat money at 
something frivolous. 

Most of us are not here 
without feeling some sort of 
money pinch. 

I am twenty years old and 
reasonably mature, I do not see 
class as a fashion runway, and 
I do not base my self-esteem 
on a handful of deluded stu- 

dents that believe that how 
something Ux>ks is more 
important than the economics 
of the situation. 

My concern is not some- 
one else's opinion but my own 
realization of the truth. 

If J can save a few dollars 
by continuing to use my 
oldies- but-gtx>dies, then I'll be 
able to move out of the play- 
ground and get on to matters of 
real importance. 

\ like who 1 am and what I 
have become. I don't feel it's 
anyone else's business to tell 
me I should try to be like 
everybody else. 

Beckie Farabomm 

Dear Helms, they have help for people like you 

I Write for the Current Sauce, but l 9 
too, think Helms' columns are ignorant 

This is my chance to speak 
out for myself and clarify an 
issue that has been bothering 
me for the past several weeks. 

Yes, I work for the Current 
Sauce, but no, I do not 
necessarily share the feelings 
and opinions of the rest of the 
staff members, nor do they 
necessarily share mine. 

I am my own person. I 
have my own thoughts and 
opinions on things. I need no 
one else's opinions to fortify or 
justify those which are my 

So, to those whom this 
a Pplies to, please do not hold 
me accountable for what 
appears throughout the Current 

I am responsible for what 
•5 printed on the A & E page 

only-no more, no less. 

If you say, "Well, she's on 
the Current Sauce, so she must 
feel such-and-such a way," 
then you do to me exactly what 
you do not want done to your- 
self. You assume that I don't 
think for myself and that I have 
to follow along with a certain 
group, whether or not this 
"group" has even done what 
they've been accused of. 

Trust me, when I have an 
opinion about something, I 
don't need anyone else to 
express it for me, nor do I need 
to be backed up by a group. 

If I dislike someone or 
something, I will make it 
known of my own accord. I 
don't need the Current Sauce 
editorial to do it for me. 

So before you assume that 

you know how I feel, 
remember what you have just 
read. You don't know what's 
on my mind until / tell you. 

All of this leads me to my 
second issue-Dan Helms' 
weekly columns. 

Of the many articles that 
Dan has written, I have only 
read one that I didn't feel was 
the absolute height of 

However, I understand 
why Dan gets space each 
week-because he is here, he is 
a student, and he is willing to 
write for the Current Saucer 

Until someone steps up to 
take his place, if that's possi- 
ble, then Helms is what we get. 

Lesa thompson 
A & E Editor 

Dear Helms, 

I'm sure the high school 
you went to was one that 
required you to go to class, and 
as long as you were doing this 
you graduated. 

However, there are those of 
us who went to a real school 
were learning and thinking went 
hand in hand. 

For you this may be a new 
concept and if so I am deeply 
sorry for you. It would however 
explain your lack of insight into 
society as a whole. 

I realize that you write these 

articles as a way to receive neg- 
ative reinforcement. They have 
help for people like you It's 
called Charter. 

To voice an opinion is legal 
and just but to prove your igno- 
rance to the thousands of stu- 
dents who attend this University 
is both childish and pathetic. 

Not to mention that it 
deeply offends many of us who 
read the paper. 

Why such a waste of space 
for the garbage that you pro- 

I sincerely hope you are not 
planning on making a career as 

a journalist. 

You should know that a 
journalist always reports the 
truth to the best of his/her 

Please do not burden us 
with your scarred psyche any 



Willis & Kellie 

P.S. You're right, it's my life, but 
I'll live it my own damn way. 

Mr. Helms, I feel your opinion is unjustified 

Mr. Helms, 

In response to your article 
on high school paraphernalia on 
Ocl lis, 1997, i feel your opin- 
ion is unjustified. 

The whole concept bciiind 
college is having the freedom to 
express yourself, regardless of 

how you do it. 

If freshmen want to wear 
clothing from high school, 
more power to them. Fm sorry 
you're not proud of the high 
school you graduated from. 

By the way, 1 still have my 
high school tassel hanging in 
my car and damn proud of it. 

You must also be pretty 
bored and fishing for things to 
write about if you have nothing 
better to do but sit around and 
count how many high school 
jackets pass you by. 
GET A LIFE!!!! !! 

Angie Walker 


Arts & Entertainment 

page 6 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 4, 1997 

Tungsten s Al doesn't think he looks like a freak 

L esa thompso n 
A & E Editor 

Tungsten hail from that 
infamous area known as 
Chalmette which is located just 
outside of the city of New 

In Chalmette, Tungsten is 
known as something of an 
enigma. Tungsten has three 
records that have been released 
worldwide {183.84, 74 and The 
Tungsten Sun'ival Kit, 
respectively), but they're not 
exactly what one would consider 
to be rock stars. 

Two of Tungsten's members 
have long hair, but all three guys 
are respectable, everyday 
citizens who work regular jobs 
and pay their fair share of taxes. 

Tungsten were part of the 
scene eons before Down made 
Southern Metal famous. Yet in 
spite of their having shared the 
scene with some of New 
Orleans' finest Metal bands, 
Tungsten manages to remain a 
separate entity. They didn't get 
sucked into the "we want to 
sound, look, act, think and be 
like everybody else in New 
Orleans" mentality. 

Tungsten go above and 
beyond the call of duty to anyone 
who shows an interest in the 
band. But at the same time, they 
distance themselves from most 
of the music and musicians 
around them. 

What it comes down to is 
Tungsten wanting to stand on 
their own. They either want to 
make it-or not make it- 
according to a plan of their own 

When the battle is over and 
the great wide wall of destiny has 
shattered, no matter where 
Tungsten are, they'll be able to 
say, "We got here on our own." 

Tungsten's frontman, Al 
Hodge, spent an hour of his time 
filling my head with his thoughts 
on everything and anything I 
could possibly think to ask him. 

Al's quite possibly the most 
honest person I know, and 
certainly one of the most sincere. 
He doesn't believe in holding 
back. Al let's it rip with every- 
thing he's got, almost to the point 
of embarrassment—not his own, 
but that of those around him. 

What you're about to read is 
less like an interview than a 
conversation between friends. 

The Survival Kit is the greatest 
musical accomplishment of 
your life. The album is killer. 

Al Hodge: We sat down like 
botanists and dissected what we 
wanted to do with this record. 

We wanted to make a roller 
coaster of an album where it 
wasn't just one thing,all the way, 
fast songs. I wanted to not get 

came up with that first.' No, 
we're not doing anything 
original. There's 12 notes on a 
guitar. All we did is rearrange it 
a little bit different than some 
other band did. It's 
rediscovering something before 
somebody else does. 

We're taking stuff from old 
Metal like Exciter, Anvil, old 
Metallica, Black Sabbath, Pile 

I liked the whole intro at your 
last show with the sirens and 
lights flashing. It built up the 

Nobody does that anymore. I 
grew up on WASP and Judas 
Priest live. We're not gonna 
come out there and drink blood 
from skulls or wear arm spikes, 
but an intro was something we 

hospital. They didn't know I 
knew you when they talked 
about the freak in X-ray. 

I don't think I look like a freak or 
anything. I don't have tattoos or 
earrings. I have long hair, and 
sometimes I'm a bit rank because 
I don't shower, but once they get 
past that... .Basically, this is what 
my deal is. I'm the jester. I go 

away from what we did in the 
past, but kind of slowly break 
away from that and keep our 
integrity in tact. 

We're a Metal band. I 
wanted to focus on being more 
Metal and not 'out heavy' every- 

Everybody was like, 'we're 
heavy.' Well, are you good? No, 
they're not. 

We wanted to be good. 

I hear a lot of Type O in The 
Survival Kit, 

Throwing in the keyboard stuff, 
that's a big rip-off of Paradise 
Lost and Typc-O- Negative, I'll 
be honest. 

A lot of bands are like, 'We 

Driver and taking Hardcore stuff 
like Agnostic Front and 
Carnivore, and then some of the 
new stuff like Paradise Lost, 

always wanted to do. We finally 
found our niche. It's something 
that's distinctively ours for right 
now, until somebody else starts 

"I get to drink Becks beer and eat 
shrimp when I want to. These guys 
are eating dog food balled up 
on bread and talking about how 
they didnt sell out " 

Type O Negative or Third and 
Immortal, put it all in a pot, and 
we've got something that kind of 
has our signature on it. 

So far, it's worked out good. 
We haven't had any cabbage 
thrown at us live yet. 

Talk about the live show. 

I hate to go see a band and 
they're tuning up before they 
even start playing, and in 
between the songs, they're not 
saying anything but, 'Yeah, Bra, 
get me another beer.' I don't 
want that. 

I want it to be where we go 
out there and hammer the crowd, 
take all their energy, they take all 
our energy, we go home, shower 
and that's it. 

doing it, and then we can get rid 

It's a throw back to the old 
days when you could go see an 
actual show, which is rare these 
days. It's put back in some- 
thing that I remember and 
miss from Metal way back 

I'm 28, so I'm an old-schooler, 
and I'm a lifer in this. Maybe 
when I'm 50, I'll look kind of 
silly being 500 pounds and bald 
coming out there. It's gonna be 
dumb to do something like that. 

But you're never too old to be 
an X-ray tech. I actually know 
a couple of patients who you've 
completely freaked out at the 

there and tell jokes. To me, 
humor is the best medicine. 

I'm seeing somebody at 
their , worst state. If you can 
make them laugh just a little bit 
and make the time go by... My 
favorite tiling was this one guy 
who was dying from cancer. I 
made him laugh with something 
stupid that I said. He came up 
and goes, 'Al, I haven't laughed 
in six months. I want to thank 
you for that.' 

To me, that's better than any 
paycheck you're gonna get in an 
envelope. I like that kind of 
stuff. That's what I do at the 
hospital-make jokes. 

So what do you say to the 
people who think that having a 
backup while you play music is 
selling out? 

I'm gonna ask 'cm if they're still 
eating corn sandwiches every- 
day. I get to drink Beck's beer 
and eat shrimp when I want to. 
These guys are eating dog food 
balled up on bread and talking 
about how they didn't sell out. 
Fine. I have higher standards 
where I like to use decent toilet 

The guys that I know that are 
just musicians are lazy. They sit 
around and get stoned and drunk 
everyday and talk about how 
they're going to make it. What 
does that tell you? 

That you have a good head 
underneath all that hair. 

Anyway, can we once-and-for- 
all dispel the rumor that you 
hate women? 

That's been a big misconception 
because of the lyric stuff that I 
wrote on the first album. It was 
an anger fueled record of what a 
guy goes through when he gets 
dumped on by a girl. 

I just took the 'pen is might- 
ier than the sword' technique and 
started writing how I felt when 
this girl split from me. You read 
the lyrics and yeah, it looks like 
it's sexist, but it's not. It's 
against relationships. I can't say 
I still feel the same way. I can't 
carry that torch anymore. It's 
over with now. 

I don't hate women. Most 
of my best friends are women. I 
relate more to them and I feed off 
of talking with them. It brings 
out a more sensitive side. 

Also, too, it enlightens me 
on stuff that I didn't know about. 
I didn't know they had slim 
maxi-pad, Kotex things. I saw 
that in her bag (pointing to his 
girlfriend Candi)-she just found 
out that I looked in her bag-but I 
saw that. I didn't know they had 
that. I thought they were all like 
those big cigar things. 

But for people to think that I 
hate women is the furthest from 
the truth. I hated relationships. 

So is the next record going to 
be all about, "I Love This Girt" 
and "Al is Happy Now?" 

There are still demons in me 
that's going to come out. I'm not 
the happiest guy on Earth, and I 
don't think anybody is. As long 
as there's a fire in my belly for 
something that gets me mad or 
depressed, there's going to be 
lyrics that fly out of me. That's 
just how that works. I can't write 
happy lyrics; I don't know how. 

Tell me about the lyric from 
Survival Kit that says, "Spit 
that joint out of your mouth, 
Go get a job." That's a 
powerful statement. 

I'm totally against drugs. I've 
always been like that from when 
I was a kid. If you're into it, fine, 
but don't do it around me. I 
don't want to be around it. 

I work at a hospital. We see 
somebody come in there over- 
dosed, and we have to stick a 
tube down their nose to flush 
their stomach from whatever 
pills they sit there and take. 
Then they wake up and beg God, 
'I'll never do that again.' But 
their instincts bring 'em right 
back to us for yet another laugh 
two weeks later. 

To me, it shows the 
weakness of people that mess 
with drues. 

I've had people come in on 
pill overdoses. 'How many pills 
you took? You took 20 in one 
day. Take four,' and the nurses 
are looking at me like, 'What!' I 
said, 'You're not going to tell 
this person to stay off drugs; 
they're not going to. Tell 'em 
how to do it right so they don't 
come here and bug us while 
we're trying to tell jokes.' 
That's just how it is. 

Better title for new Pitt flick 'seven years 
in theater' instead of Seven Years in Tibet 

C laire Fmidcrburk 
Staff Writ** 


Brad Pitt's new movie, 
Seven Years in Tibet, made me 
feel like I had been in die movie 
theater for seven years. 

Pitt's portrayal of an 
Austrian mountain climber who 
ends up in Tibet as the tutor of 
the young Dali Lama is awful. 
Contrary to popular belief. Pitt's 
good looks don't make up for 
the fact that he can't act and 
they certainly don't make this 
movie feel any shorter. 

It didn't help matters any 
having to listen to Pitt badly 
fake an Austrian accent. 1 also 
had a hard time picturing Pitt as 
someone who eventually 
becomes the tutor of the Dali 
Lama. It's just tot) frightening 
to imagine. 

Seven Years in Tibet starts 
out like a promising action 
adventure movie sot high in the 
Himalayan mountains. Pitt is a 
mountain climber who intends 
to be the first man to climb ML 
Everest. After Pitt and his 
climbing team are forced down 
(he mountain by avalanches, 
they are arrested and taken to a 

prison camp in India 

Pitt eventually escapes and 
crosses into Tibet an<i sneaks 
into the holy city of Lhasa 

; where the Dali Lama Is being 
raised. This is about as exciting 

:as the movie gets. Once Pitt 
starts to tutor the Dali Lama, 
the movie slows considerably. 

What gives the movie its 
only edge is the breathtaking 
scenery including lots of 
beautiful shots of the Himalayan 
Mountains. The green plush 
valleys that Pitt crosses on his 
way to Lhasa are a nice contrast 
to the snow capped mountains 
which lie between them. 

The scenes set in Lhasa are 
also fascinating because the 
audience gets to see how 
lifestyles and cultures in Tibet 
differ from our own. 
Unfortunately, however, this 
isn't enough to salvage Seven 
Years in Tibet. 

At any rate, if you're one of 
those people who simply adore 
Brad Pitt, you'll love him no 
matter how bad he is, and I 
expect that's what the producers 
are hoping for. 

But if you don't, unless 
you're a masochist, there's no 
reason to torture yourself by 
seeing this movie. 

Arts & Entertainment 

Tuesday, November 4, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 7 

Heterogeneous heap of hip and heavenly music 

S ean Woods 
Staff Writer 


The Bludgers new album, 
Set Your Sights Low, is quite a 
smooth piece from this quartet. 

The Bludgers have been 
around for three years, and their 
third album shows they may be 
on their way toward the main- 
stream airplay of radio rock. 

The Bludgers sound a little 
like the Gin Blossoms with that 
happy feeling in some of the 
songs, but they also have their 
own unique sound that's 
something of a country pop. 

The title track, "Set Your 
Sights Low," reminded me a 
little of Lynard Skynard's "Sweet 
Home Alabama" because the 
guitar riffs were similar. 

Lead singer Jon Phelong's 
vocals go well with each song 
because of his low New Zealand 
accented voice. 

Phelong's singing is very 
soothing and the lyrics are some 
of the best examples of song- 
writing I've heard in while. His 

are more than just words 
thrown together because 
they sound cool. There's 
a lot of story telling going 

You have got to listen to 
Set Your Sights Low in 
order to hear what I mean. 
Songs like "These 
Ancient Times" and 'Turn 
Around" are good thought 
provokers on past life 

The Bludgers are sup- 
posed to be touring the 
East Coast this winter, so 
if you want some infor- 
mation on where they're going, 
feel free to e-mail them at 
this address: 
hammerhead @ shout .net. 


If you have been looking for 
some good funkin' groovin' 
jazzy soul music, then look no 
further because My Brother's 
Keeper will satisfy those musical 

Their album Shoulder to 
Shoulder is My Brother's 
Keeper's first release and it 
includes five original songs and 
five covers of some great oldies 
like "Play That Funky Music" by 
Wild Cherry and "What Is Hip" 
by Tower of Power. I like the 
idea of bands returning to older 
roots of music and adding a new 
flavor to it. 

The bio states that these 
guys pack in the crowds whenev- 
er they play, and I don't doubt 
that at all. MBK has a great 
energy flowing throughout the 
songs that make you want to get 
on up and dance. 

The band 
consists of 10 
guys who 
attend the 
University of 
Illinois and 
are part of the 
music depart- 
ment there. 
They've got 
just about 
everything as 
far as musical 
from guitar, 
bass, sax,and 
trumpet to 
keyboard, flute and drum. 

The only gripe I have is that 
there are only five original songs 
on the disc. The covers were 
good, but I would have liked to 
have heard more of MBK's own 

But overall, I recommend 
giving Shoulder to Shoulder a 


I found 
(Absinthe is a 
liquor made 
from the psy- 
c h o a c t i v e 
plant) to be a 
rather peculiar 
sounding band. 

They had 
this likable 
aural quality 
that seemed to 
drift out from 
each song. 

The self- 
titled album 


influences from 
such bands as 
The Stone 
Roses, Kula 
Shaker, Pink 
Floyd and 

I like 
the way the 
somber singing 
collided with 
the toned down 
guitars. "Rabbit 
Girls" is one of 
the songs I like 
in particular because it reminds 
me of old blues. 

Overall, the lyrics are 
interesting, but at times they 
seem vague in their meaning. 
The music is never hard. It's just 
soft and easy on the ears and on 
the mind. 

They formed in June of '96, 
so absintheBlind is a fresh band, 
but their music sounds like they 
have been doing this for years. I 
was especially amazed by the 
fact that absintheBlind wrote the 
bulk of this album in just two 
weeks because the music in no 
way sounds 
like some- 
thing that was 

This CD 
get a thumbs 
up from me, 
and hopefully 
will swing 
through the 
South for a 
concert some- 
time soon 
because I'd 
like to catch 
their show. 

Brent R. Bel l 
Contributing Writer 


Wow ! ! ! Every so 
often, a CD comes along 
that really blows me 
away, and this is one of 

Down did it with the 
Nola album, and 
Corrosion of Conformity 
did it with both Deliverance and 

The reason?--They have a 
sound reminiscent of the Mighty 
Mighty (no not those horrible 
Bosstones) Black Sabbath. 

Everyone who knows 
anything about heavy music [It's 
okay to call it Metal~A & E Ed.] 
knows that the Ozzy years of 
Black Sabbath have influenced 
more hard bands than anyone 

The music that Sabbath 
played in the 60s and 70s was 
and is the basis of all heavy 
music. And I'm not talking 
about Green Day here; I mean 

I have heard a few Black 
Sabbath tribute albums and they 
were each alright. But this CD 

Masters of Misery is packed 
with 13 Sabbath classics covered 
by some of the heaviest bands in 
music today. The very first song 
on the CD, "Wheels of 
Confusion" was covered by 
Cathedral, and they did an 
incredible job of it. Cathedral 
also did a kick-ass cover of 

Iron Monkey did an 
excellent version of 
"Cornucopia." It was very 
heavy and yet it was note for 
note. None of the vocals were as 
good as the great OZ would have 
done them. But then again, who 
could pull that off? Nobody, 
obviously, so I guess I'll let that 

There was only one bad song 
on the entire Masters of Reality 
tribute album that made me (and 
surely the members of Black 
Sabbath themselves) gag. 
Ultraviolence's techno version of 
"Paranoid" really sucked. Some 
songs just shouldn't be made 
danceable, and anything by 
Black Sabbath falls into that 

Outside of that minor Haw, 
Earache's tribute to the Fathers 
of Metal is an absolute triumph 
and should go straight into your 
list of favorite albums. 

This CD should be in every 
heavy music lover's collection 
whether you're already a 
Sabbath fan or not. And if you 
are, then you will be especially 
impressed with what you hear on 
Masters of Reality. 

Attention Graduating Seniors ! 

The following companies will be on-campus to conduct 


Norwest Financial 

Wednesday, November 12, 1997 
Business & Finance majors 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 

Thursday, November 13, 1997 
Business & Marketing 
Will interview other majors 

International Telecommunications Inc. 

Thursday, November 13, 1997 
Computer Information Systems majors 


Tuesday, November 18, 1997 
EET, IT & Physics 


Wednesday, October 8, 1997 

Business, Marketing 
Will interview other majors 

St Paul Companies 

Corporate Business Insurance 
New Orleans LA 
Resume Call 

For more information about these and other 
exciting career opportunities contact: 

Counseling and Career Services 
Student Union Room 305 
357 -5621 

Fall Fest 

Schedule of Events 

Tuesday, November 4 th , 1997 Student 
Cybervision 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Union Lobby 


Wednesday, Nov. 5 

Self- Defense Seminar! 

featuring Doug Pre sco tt 

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Student Union Ballroom 

Thursday, Nov. 

Ricky Kalmon 
S p.m. 
The Alley 

Friday, Nov. 7™ 

Demons Come Out 

Pep Rally 

10 p.m. 
Turpin Stadium 

Saturday, Nov. © th 

NSU vs. 

Jacksonville State 

Tailgate Party 

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Next to -the Fieldhousel 

Monday, Nov. 10 th 

Ve rrt r i I oqu i st/Co m ed i e n n e 

Michelle Lafong 
3 p.m. 
The Alley 

Wednesday, Nov 12 

Drive In Movie 

featuring SCREAM 

7 p.m. 
Turpin Stadium 




'Tuesday, Novermber 4, 1997 

The Current Sauce 

page 9 

Cross Country teams run well at SLC championships 

Terry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The Northwestern State 
women's cross country team 
enjoyed an outstanding second 
place finish while the NSU men 
had a very respectable sixth 
place effort Saturday at the 
Southland Conference Cross 
Country Championships held in 
Huntsville, Texas. 

"We were very pleased, very 
pleased," stated women's head 
coach Bridgett Cobb. 
"Everything went better than 
planned. I can't say they sur- 
prised me because I knew they 
were capable of it." 

Leading the way for NSU 
were sophomores Christal 
Traylor and Molly Magill, who 
both placed in the top ten. 

Traylor's time of 18:33 put 
her in 9th place while Magill was 
next in 10th place with a time of 
18:37. The impressive finish 
marked the second consecutive 
season that NSU has finished 

Texas -Arlington and 
McNeese State, a couple of 
regionally ranked teams, were 

the only two schools 
who did as well as 
Northwestern. Texas- 
Arlington won the title 
with a score of 44 and 
McNeese tied 
Northwestern with a 
score of 87. 

"We went out a lit- 
tle more relaxed 
because we knew some 
of the other teams 
would go out hard," 
Cobb said of her team's 
strategy. "Because we 
went out more relaxed 
by the time we went on 
the second loop, the 
last mile and a half, 
they just really took 
some people." 

Traylor and Magill were not 
the only runners who put it all on 
the line for NSU. Senior Malissa 
Carr placed a very respectable 
14th in 19:00, while sophomore 
Jody Gowdy (25th, 19:29) and 
junior Julie Lessiter (29th, 
19:39) rounded out the steller 

Pride and joy for her team 
would be two words to describe 
how coach Cobb felt the day 

Senior Robert Bonner crossing the finish 
line. Bonner finished second for the 
Demons at the SLC Championships 

after the meet. "I just cannot say 
enough good things," the coach 
said. "It was just all heart. They 
wanted it." 

"I think it was kind of a 
shock to the conference, too, 
because we had been beaten by 
just about all of the conference 
schools throughout the year," 
coach Cobb said. "When it came 
down to it they put it on the line 
and did a great job." 

Leading the men 
to their solid sixth place 
showing was sopho- 
more Mark Keough 
with a time of 26:22, 
good for 19th place. 
Keough has been a very 
consistent runner for 
NSU all season. 

Although not 
quite matching the 
women's success, 
men's coach Tim Rosas 
was still very pleased 
with his team. 
"Naturally we are a lit- 
tle disappointed 
because we wanted a 
top three or four finish, 
but we did have two 
personal bests," Coach 
Rosas said. 

"Three of the guys ran great, 
and the other guys got caught in 
bad positions and were not able 
to move (up) after that," Coach 
Rosas said. "They worked their 
way back up, but were caught in 
the back and that hurt our team 

Senior Robert Bonner was 
the next highest Demon finisher 
with a time of 26:56, good for 

Melissa Carr making her way to her 9th place 
overall finish leading the Demons to their second 
consecutive conference 2nd place finish. 

31st place. Other players scor- 
ing points for NSU 
include.sophomore Todd Boddie 
(34th, 27:08), freshman Danon 
O'Kelley (41st, 27:24), and 
junior Jason Wingard (46th, 

NSU's sixth place score, 

171, was behind the efforts of 
UTSA (35), McNeese (38), SFA 
(64), Southwest Texas (123), and 
Northeast (138). Finishing 
below the Demons were UTA 
(181), Nicholls (196), 
Southeastern Louisiana (221), 
and Sam Houston (246). 

Make the audience longing for more, not thinking you are a bore 

Just A Fan 

By Don Harper 

Have you noticed that the 
seasons seem to run out on sports 
now a days? The term "season" 
is used for a reason: to describe 
the length of a league's playing 
time. The reason is that it was 
intended to be played in a season. 

Is there any need for base- 
ball teams to play 182 games in 
order to find the best team? If 
there is, why is there only seven 
games to decide the world 
series? Baseball should be cut so 

that each team would have suf- 
ficient time to feel out the team, 
fix the problems and make a run 
for the pennant. This does not 
require close to 200 games. 

The other reasons for short- 
ening the season would be: to 
eliminate a snow storm as the 
reason for the delay of the world 
series, to maintain the health of 
the players, and to allow players 
time in the off season to actually 
have an off season, (the last two 
reasons would be good reasons 
for any sport) 

The NHL is the runner-up in 
lengthy seasons. The preseason 
starts long before the first pond is 
frozen over. The play-offs 
linger into the summer so far that 
some of the arenas can't keep the 
rink frozen long enough for a 
game to be played. 

The NHL's problem is their 
play-off system. Too many 
teams have a chance to win the 
Stanley Cup. Those in the bot- 
tom of the bracket barely main- 
tain a .500 record. Each series is 
five to seven games and with the 
traveling to and fro, the play- 
offs last for 45 days. All right 
you hosers, get a handle on it 
and make the season worth 

The final league that seems 
to have a problem with (lie length 
of the season is the NBA. First, 
let's just say that this is the most 
overrated professional sport on 
earth. I would rather watch the 
X-GAMES and the fat air the 
guys on the snow boards than 
Reggie Miller and Ahmed Raul 
hock -a- loogie. 

The NBA season is from 

early November to mid-July. 1 
am tired of it by December. 

The only season that seems 
to make any sense is the college 
football season. Each team plays 
10 or 12 games and leaves the 
fan with a hunger for the start of 
next season. That is why college 

football is so popular. It is not 
force fed to you with a blender 
and a straw. 

Maybe someday the owners 
and coaches will realize that the 
reason they are not America's 
past-time is because they are 
America's full time bore. 

Sports Writers 

The Current Sauce 
Sports Department is 
looking for writers. 
Male and female 
writers are needed. 
Please call 5456 or 
come to the room 225 
Kyser Hall and see 
Don Harper. 

Lady Demons have high sights for 97-98 season 

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T erry Kilgore 
staff writer 

The Northwestern State 
Lady Demons, coming off a rare 
rebuilding year, are very excited 
about the upcoming season 
thanks to the return of four 
starters and a recruiting class that 
has added much-needed depth. 

"We were extremely young 
last season and it took the play- 
ers time to get adjusted to the 
college game," Head Coach 
James Smith said. "But once 
they caught on we started per- 
forming like we are capable of 
toward the end of the season." 

Not only do the Lady 
Demon coaches and players 
expect big things this season, the 
Southland Conference coaches 
have Northwestern picked to fin- 
ish second in the conference pre- 
season poll. 

"The conference coaches 
kind of put some high expecta- 
tions on us, picking us to finish 
second in the conference," assis- 
tant coach Wendy Lcubbers said. 
"We want to do like most teams 
and get better as the year goes 

"Last year we won five of 
our last eight games and felt like 
we had made some tremendous 
improvements," continued coach 
Leubbers. "We just want to pick 
up where we left off." 

Leading the way for NSU 
will be sophomore Judy Clark, 
who took off late in the season 
averaging 17.6 points per game 
over the final eight games. Her 
strong finish helped her win 
Southland Conference Freshman 
of the Year honors. 

"Judy is probably the obvi- 
ous one," coach Leubbers said 
when asked who she thought 

The yardstick 

NirhoIIs State us Northwestern 

Points Summary 



Northwestern 14 

B B B 


Troy State 7 

6 8 B 


Vardstick Demons 


First Downs 



Rushing (att-yjards) 



Passing Yards 



Passes att-cormpleted 



Interceptions thrown 



Total Offense 



Time of Possesssion 



Third Down Cornu. 






Return Yards 


1 14 

Fumbles-no. loist 









flRmnn inrihuidual Leaders 

QB UJarren Pattterson 

7/12 66 yards 1T0 

RB Ronnie Powiell 23 rushes 71 yards 

DT Clint Loggims 15 tackles 


would stand out this season. 
"She is playing great right now 
in practice and it seems like she 
is a little quicker this year than 
she was last year." 

Although Clark stood out at 
the end of last season, she defi- 
nitely has a supporting cast that 
can be counted on. 

"We had just so many good, 
young players last year," coach 
Leubbers said. "Louise Chase, 
Jennifer Graf, and Sonya 
Bearden along with this years 
seniors Amanda Cooper, Mia 
Cook, and Stephanie Williams 
really seemed to step up. They 
are all going to have to con- 
tribute for us to be good this 

Northwestern enjoyed a 
recruiting class that has an aver- 
age height of 6'2", which is con- 
sidered fairly tall for women's 

"One of our glaring weak- 
nesses was a lack of size in the 
paint," coach Smith said. "I feel 
like we have improved the situa- 
tion greatly with our recruiting 
class and should be back in the 
hunt at the top of the SLC once 

Leading the way among the 
newcomers is 6' 6" freshman 
Katie Davis, who hails from 
Raleigh, North Carolina. Others 
who will compose 
Northwestern's freshman class 
and add depth include Helen 
"Tweety" Evans (6'2") from 
Little Rock , Ark.. Jamila 
Newman (6'1") from 
Fayetteville, Ark., and Jena's 
Latosha Crockett (5' 11"). 

One player to watch out for 
mis year is 5'8" sophomore Kia 
Converse, who sat out all of last 
season and will make her colle- 
giate debut this year. Converse, 
from Napoleonville, was an all- 
state basketball and volleyball 
player at Assumption H.S. 

Converse, who has been 
described as "seriously athletic" 
by the Demon coaches, is just 
one of the reasons why people 
around the Lady Demon pro- 
gram are excited about the com- 
ing year. 

"We feel like we have 
improved a lot, with added depth 
this year," concluded coach 


page 10 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 4, 1 997 

Neither rain, nor hail, nor Trojans stop Demon victory 

Kris Collinsworth 
staff writer 

High winds, howling rains, 
and a dash of hail were signs of 
an immediate change for the 
Northwestern State Demons in a 
quest for the Southland Football 
League Championship. 

However, even Mother 
Nature could not keep the 
Demons from winning their first 
road victory of the season against 
the Troy State Trojans 14-13 at 
Memorial Stadium. 

"This was a tremendous vic- 
tory," said Demon head coach 
Sam Goodwin. "To win at Troy 
is something very few teams 
manage. To win a close game on 
the road and one that keeps us in 
the thiGk of the conference 
chamionship is a huge leap for- 
ward for our team." 

Tied with McNeese for sec- 
ond, Northwestern climbed to 5- 

3 overall and 3-1 one in confer- 
ence, chalking up three consecu- 
tive wins after Saturday. The 
Demon victory marked the 
fourth time in 34 games and 
since 1993 that Troy has lost a 
home game. 

On the opening drive for 
Northwestern State, Warren 
Patterson connected to Rob 
Robertson for 2-yards. The con- 
version snap went through Tony 
Joe Maranto's hands like soap 
and made it 6-0 with 8:48 left in 
the first. 

The Trojans took their only 
lead of 7-6 on the following 
kickoff when Andy Swafford 
returned it 88 yards. 

Demon sophomore Kenny 
Wright prepped the next touch- 
down, blocking a pass and land- 
ing on it at the Trojan 28-yard 
line. Seven plays later, Ronnie 
Powell added to the score on a 3- 
yard run with 1 :09 left in the first 
quarter. Patterson topped it of by 

stringing a pass to senior Pat 
Palmer on the 2-point conversion 
and gave Northwestern a 14-7 

The Trojans replied on their 
only drive of the game. Troy 
moved 74 yards on 1 3 plays and 
ended the drive with a 2-yard run 
by Mareno Philyaw. The extra 
point snap squeezed through 
holder Wes Garner hands, keep- 
ing Troy a point behind 14-13. 

Alter a 25-minute rain delay, 
the second half remained score- 
less. For the next four and a half 
hours, fierce wind and three-inch 
rains hammered the field. 

The Demons, who held the 
Trojan to only 23 yards and five 
first downs in the second half, 
astounded even Goodwin. 

"The defense did a great job 
again Saturday," said Goodwin. 
"I think the weather got our guys 
even more excited. The way our 
defense was playing and with the 

field conditions, after halftime I 
didn't think they could score on 

Even after and unsuccessful 
conversion with 1:19 left on the 
clock on a 4th-and-l at Troy's 
42-yard line, Goodwin still had - 
confidence in the defense. 

"There was just too many 
things that could have gone 
wrong with a punt," continued 
Goodwin. "It was the aggressive 
play to go for and I had faith in 
the defense. I couldn't imagine 
Troy State scoring." 

The Demons still have 
three regular season games left 

with league leader Stephen f. |Xop : Warren Patterson scrambles for a gain 

Austin for the final confrontation 
Nov. 20. Northwestern takes it 
last road trip to Sam Houston 
State, whom it has beaten the last 
four times. Next week, The 
Demons face Jacksonville 
State.who Northwestern last saw 
in 1975, at home. 

Bottom: Ronnie Powell making hi s move 

Intensity is the name of the game for Demon shooters 

Kris Collinsworth 
Staff writer 

As the football season draws 
to a close, one thing settles on 
the mind of many Northwestern 
State students: Basketball. 

Veteran coach J.D. Barnett 
will reside on the bench for the 
Demons, who revalidated his 
ability to compose a winning 
team last year when 
Northwestern made its amazing 
stride to finish fourth in the 
Southland conference with a 13- 
15 overal and 8-8 conference 
record. Barnett who built 

NCAA tournaments teams at 
Tulsa and Virginia 

Commonwealth, believes that 
this team could very well achieve 
that level. 

"We're not going to out-ath- 
lete teams, but with our recruit- 
ing class, we're more athletic 
than we were last year," said 
Barnett. " We'll succeed or fail 
according to our intensity, the 
level of our execution and how 
tough we are." 

The Northwestern State 
Demons proceed to the court 
anew, returning five starters 
along with five of its top six scor- 

ers from last year. 

Returning leading scorer 
from last year is senior guard 

"We'll succeed or 
fail according to 
our intensity..." 

J.D. Barnett 

Charles Duncan. Duncan, a 
Trenton, Term, native, average 
dalmost 15 point per game, post- 
ed 41.4 percentage from the 
three-point line and was second 
leading rebounder with 146. His 

Current Sauce Fan Challenge 

Jacksonville State vs NSU 

McNeese State vs Southwest Texas. 
.Stephen F Austin vs Sam Houston. 

#14 LSU vs Alabama 

#1 Nebraska vs Missouri 

.#4 Michigan vs #2 Penn State. 

#3 Florida State vs #5 North Carolina. 

Louisiana Tech vs UAB 

_#24 Southern Miss vs #8 Tennessee 


Ravens vs Steelers 

Saints vs Raiders. 

Panthers vs Broncos. 

Patriots vs Bills 

Lions vs Redskins 

Jets vs Dolphins . 

Cardinals vs Cowboys 

Monday Night Tie Breaker 
49ers vs Eagles, 

Total Points 


Phone No. 

The Fan Challenge would like to welcome the NSU Athletic 
department as new sponsors to the Fan Challenge. You can turn 
your Fan Challenge In to 225 Kyser Hall by 4:00 Friday. Anyone is 
eligible to win. I hate to say this but Kris Collinsworth was our win- 
ner this week and will receive two ticket to the game and his large 
pizza. Kris only missed two picks and didn't miss any college 
games. Way to go Kris. 

best game came during the Feb. 
13 Nicholls State game where he 
scored 25 points, two shy of the 
27 he saw against Henderson St. 
in 1995. 

Senior guard Sam Alexander 
makes his return for 
Northwestern. Last year Sam 
faired 10.2 points per game and 
paced 41.5% from the 3 point 
perimeter as a first-time Demon. 
Sam had a whopping 27 points 
during the Northeast game as at 

Also making his second 
appearance will be sophomore 
guard Kenta Alexander. Kenta 
made an average 7.8 points per 
game and averaged 78 percent 
from the free-thow line. 

Senior center Seth LeGrand 
knows the ropes of the team. He 
became one of the league's top 
rebounders, posting 198 at the 
end of the season, and improved 
his scoring gradually through the 
season, averaging 9.8 points per 
game. LeGrand rebounded the 
ball 15 times during the 
Northeast Louisiana game of the 
SLC championships. 

Senior guard Ryan Bundy, 
who led the team last year in 
assists with 163, returns for his 
fourth season. He average 44.7 
2-point shots, and 65.4 percent 
from the free-throw line. Bundy 
posted 15 point during the Feb. 
22 Northeast Louisiana game. 

The Demons showed two 
shortcomings last year, a guard 
that could go one-on-one, and a 
defender that could halt back- 
court scorers for the other team. 
The solution is Toby St. Cyr. 

"Toby is s slashing type of 
player who could also be a good 
defender," said Barnett. "We 
have to get contribution from 
several of our players." 

Northwestern begins the sea- 
son with a exhibiton game at 
home against the Concoco 
Oilers, Friday, Nov, 11 at 7 pm. 

NSU Women's Student NSU Men's Student 
Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week 

Chrystal Traylor, 
Cross Country 

The sophomore runner 
finished 9th in the SLC 
Championships Saturday, 
eading the Demons to a 
tie for second place for the 
second straight season 
Traylor completed the 
5,000 meter course in 1 8:33. 
Upcoming Home Contests 

November 7th - 7 p.m. 
Stephen F. Austin 

Clint Loqqins, Footbail 

The junior nose tackle 
led the Demons with 15 
tackles, the most by a 
defensive lineman in the 
90's. Loggins was also 
named the SFL Player of 
the Week. The Demon's 
improve their confer- 
ence record to 3-1 and 
5-3 overall. 

Upcoming Home Contests 

November 8th - 6 p.m. 
Jacksonville State 

Northwestern State Northwestern State 

University University 
Athletic Department Athletic Department 

Ping Pong 

Wednesday, November 5 @ 3 p.m. 
Game Room in IM 



4, 1997 


Current Sauce 

< lhe Student 9{eivspaper of ' 9{ortfvwestern State University — 

Vol. 86. No. 14. 10 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, November 11. 1997 

Syndicated columnist Robert Novak says people want less government 


Tatum L. Dutile 

T h e C 1 i n t o n 
dministration's use of 
epublican slogans to attack 
epublicans for their insensitivi- 
u were a part of the theme of 
ivndicated columnist Robert 
fovak's lecture Wednesday. 

Novak spoke as a part of 
Northwestern 's Distinguished 
^ecture Series. He covered top- 
es ranging from Clinton's meth- 
jds of government to the next 
uesidential election. 

"Bill Clinton has spent 
lis whole life either running for 
iffice or serving in office," 
Jovak said. 

He talked about the 
amount of government in 
America. "Is it possible 
the American people are saying 
they want less government?" he 

Novak also said that Clinton 
and Gore are popular among 
the people even though the 
people seem to want less 
government because they try 
to appear as populists. 

The Populists were a politi- 
cal party representing the inter- 
ests of farmers in the 19th. 

"Very few populists grow up 
living in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel," 
he said in reference to Gore. 

He expressed thanks for 

America's system of checks 
and balances, and told of 
the power of the President's 
veto. Novak criticized Clinton 
for not taking advantage of the 
power to override a decision 
made by Congress. 

According to Novak, the 

president had an ally in helping 
him win the last election - Bob 
Dole. He said that Dole was a 
"loesy presidential candidate." 

; Novak went on to talk about 
the future presidential race and 
wh<> could be nominated to run 
on (he Republican ballot. He dis- 

cussed how the Republican party 
picks their next nominee. 

"The Republican party runs 
a lot like the Rotary Club, if you 
hang around long enough you 
are going to be elected presi- 
dent," Novak said. 

According to Novak, some 

Lady of the Bracelet 
interest party Nov. 19 

Tatum L. Dutile 

The Miss Northwestern 
Lady of the Bracelet interest 
party will be Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. in 
the President's Room of the 
Student Union. 

According to LOB chairper- 
son Ursula Newman, this 
pageant is an official preliminary 
to the Miss Louisiana Pageant 
and will be held Feb. 5. The 
deadline to enter is Jan. 12. 

"So far I have 18 girls who 
are interested," Newman said. 
'That is triple what we had last 
year when there were only six 
Rirls in the pageant." 




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6 p.m. 

The 1997-98 Miss LOB, Farrah 
Reyna, will crown the new Miss 
LOB during the spring semester, 

To be qualified for entry in 
the pageant a student must have 
a minimum cumulative grade 
point average of 2.0 and must, be 
a full-time student. She must 
also be in good standing with the 

According to Newman, 
women entering must be 
between 17 and 24 years old and 
must not be graduating in the 
This University beauty 
pageant began in 1958 with 
Kahne Dipola as the first Miss 
LOB and has continued to the 
present with Farrah Reyna as the 
1997-98 Miss LOB. 

According to the contestant 
application, the woman chosen 
as Miss LOB will be the official 
hostess of the 
University and 
"will receive one 
full scholarship 
to NSU text- 
books, $500 cash 
and a trip to the 
Miss Louisiana 
Pageant in 
"The first run- 
ner-up will 
receive a one- 
half scholar- 
ship.. .[and] the 
top four contes- 
tants will receive 
official Miss 
America tro- 
phies." the appli- 
cation states. 
"This year the 
theme is going to 
be from the 
1950s," Newman 
said. "It will be 
called 'LOB 
A new thing for 
this year's 
pageant is the 
allowance of 
bathing suits in 

possibilities for the republican 
candidate include Dan Quayle, 
Jack Kemp, George W. Bush and 
Steve Forbes. 

"There are differences in 
how much government we want 
and how much government we 
can stand," Novak said. 

He said that, thanks to term 
limits, Clinton will not be the 
next president. Novak also 
thinks the election will be won 
by the person who can get poli- 
tics out of the rut it is in now. 

He concluded by saying that 
America is great because of its 
people, not its leaders and that 
less government makes the coun- 
try better. 

Robert Novak lectures on the nation s government, its people 
and about possibilities for the upcoming presidential race. 


the competition. 

According to Reyna, the 
swimsuits can, this year, be store 

"I think the change of swim- 
suits is good," Reyna said. "It 
allows young ladies to choose 
what best fit their style and per- 

There are four areas of com- 
petition. They are talent, the 
interview, evening gown and 

"The most important fact 
about Miss LOB is the scholar- 
ship money," Reyna said. "The 
amount of scholarship money is 

"It's really an outstanding 
experience for all of the ladies on 
campus," David Deggs, Student 
Activities Board president, said. 
"Our pageant is unique because 
of the bracelet that is passed 
down every year." Deggs also 
commented on how well-known 
the pageant is. 

According to Reyna, the 
pageant does not only focus on 
beauty. "The pageant isn't for 
beautiful girls, it is for talented 
and intellectual young ladies," 
she said. 

Students attend International Society for 
Traumatic Stress Studies Conderence 

Claire Funderburk 
staff writer 

Several psychology gradu- 
ate students attended the 13th 
annual International Society for 
Traumatic Stress Studies 
Conference (ISTSS) in 
Montreal, Canada, Nov. 7-9. 

The students are a part of 
Dr. Dean Lauterbach's graduate 
research group. 

According to the ISTSS 
official web page, the ISTSS, 
founded in 1985, provides a 
forum for the sharing of 
research, clinical strategies, pub- 
lic policy concerns and theoreti- 
cal formulations on trauma in 
the United States and around the 

ISTSS is dedicated to the 
discovery and dissemination of 
knowledge and to the stimula- 
tion of policy, program and ser- 
vice initiatives that seek to 
reduce traumatic stressors and 
their immediate and long-term 

"This is an opportunity to 
meet with professionals in this 
area of research, people whose 
articles I've been reading about. 
I also get to find out the cutting 
edge information on trauma," 
graduate student Mark Garcia 

Members of ISTSS include 
psychiatrists, psychologists, 
social workers, nurses, coun- 
selors, researchers, administra- 
tors, advocates and others with 
an interest in the study and treat- 
ment of traumatic stress around 
the world. 

"There will be a mixture of 
clinicians, academics, medical 
professional, and students from 

See Students, page 2 

New leisure 
magazines in 
Watson Library 

Watson Library 

EBSCO, Watson's 
periodical vendor, has located 
sponsors for 26 two year 
subscriptions to leisure 
reading magazines for the 

These new editions are 
sponsored by Lois Caroline, 
of Electric Tan, David Coker, 
at Natchitoches Health and 
Racquet Club. Sharon Carter, 
at the Natchitoches Music 
Company, and Lee Waskom, 
of Campus Corner. 

"Since budget considera- 
tions forced cuts in our list of 
leisure magazine purchases, 
this is welcome news," Dr. 
Martha Henderson, who is 
responsible for periodicals, 
said. "Ebsco took it upon 
themselves to pursue the 
sponsorships, and we appreci- 
ate it." 

EBSCO will be provid- 
ing binders and display stands 
for the new titles. 

They are American 
Photo. Automobile, Better 
Homes & Gardens, Campus 
Life, Family Life, Field and 
Stream. GQ. Glamour, Golf 
Digest, Mademoiselle, 
Modern Bride, Outdoor Life. 
PC Computing, PC Games. 
Psychology & Health, Road 
& Track, Rodale's Scuba 
Diving. Runner's World, Ski, 
Southern Outdoors. Success, 
Stereo Review. Sporting 
classics, Tennis, Video and 

Marketing seminars Nov. 12, 13 

misiana observes Pornography Awareness Week 

Keri Champion 
ontributinc writer 

pornography such as child 
pornography is not covered by 

^"ee states 

was one of 
to observe 


The ALM division of 
*e Salvation Army 
supported the idea of Porn 
bareness Week in 
^junction with the Media 
Morality newsletter. 
The week of Nov. 3-7 
^ a s recognized as Porn 
Awareness" Week. Alabama 

Mississippi were the — 
<Hher two states that 
Participated. Mississippi is the 
^ e adquarters for the ALM 

"The purpose of this event 
85 to inform the people of the 


sence of pornography and to 
et them know that illegal 

free speech," said Joey Smith, a 
representative of the ALM 
division in Mississippi. 

Council members, mayors, 
representatives and other public 
figures were encouraged to 
proclaim the event officially in 
their respective posts. Gov. 

Fordice of Mississippi other events in observation of 
proclaimed Nov. 3-7 Porn Porn Awareness. 

Smith said the AML 

division and Media and 
Morality would like to 
push for tougher legisla- 
tion on illegal pornogra- 
phy in addition to laws 
already in place. 

A white ribbon 
campaign was also part of 
the activities included 
during the week. 

This is the first year the 
Salvation Army has taken 
a stance on the pornogra- 
— - phy issue publicly but 
Media and Morali